Michael Schumacher’s son Mick says the prospect of Lewis Hamilton equalling the Ferrari great’s all-time report of ninety one wins has presented him one thing to goal for when he will get to Formula One.
Hamilton, who replaced Schumacher senior at Mercedes in 2013, can take his 91st victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi — a race he has gained four situations beforehand.
“One sentence my father normally applied to say was, ‘Records are there to be broken.’ It truly is everybody’s goal in this activity to do that,” Formula Two championship leader Mick said on Friday.
“I believe Lewis had a pretty, pretty good run. He had a pretty consecutive and constructive run.
“It truly is good for the activity. … the following goal would be then I guess for me, if I do make the stage (up), to split that once again,” extra the 21-yr-previous.
Seven-time globe winner Michael Schumacher took his previous acquire with Ferrari in China in 2006. He has not appeared in general public considering that he endured intense head accidents in a 2013 snowboarding accident.
Hamilton is on program for a seventh crown and is set to substitute the German as the most profitable F1 driver of all time. The Briton now has more pole positions, podiums and factors finishes.
Hamilton said he prized the helmet he exchanged with Schumacher in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and felt ‘pure admiration’ for a person he first satisfied as a youngster at the German’s kart track in Kerpen.
Requested no matter whether he may well drop a tear as Schumacher did when he matched the late Brazilian triple winner Ayrton Senna’s 41 wins in 2000, Hamilton said he remembered that but was not targeted on the figures.
“I cannot tell you how I am likely to really feel, or what it is likely to necessarily mean, or if it’s likely to necessarily mean anything at all,” said the Briton, an active campaigner for racial equality and justice.
“There is certainly other and bigger challenges taking place in the globe.”
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, for whom compatriot Schumacher was a boyhood idol and who has 53 career wins, said he would have combined thoughts.
“On a person hand, I will be unhappy simply because Michael is however my hero,” said the four-time globe winner. “On the other hand, I will be pretty joyful for Lewis.
“I believe he deserves all the success he has had in the previous many years, and he is likely to have in this yr … and the following many years.”