Michael Schumacher's son Mick takes shot at Lewis Hamilton as German's record under threat

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Michael Schumacher's son Mick takes shot at Lewis Hamilton as German's record under threat

Michael Schumacher's record seven world titles is on the verge of being broken by Britain's Lewis Hamilton - but the German driver's son Mick recko

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Michael Schumacher’s record seven world titles is on the verge of being broken by Britain’s Lewis Hamilton – but the German driver’s son Mick reckons it is clear who the greatest of all time really is.

Hamilton drew level with Schumacher’s Drivers’ Championship tally this year as he cruised through the campaign.

Mercedes are expected to continue their dominance in 2021 with Hamilton gearing up to win his eighth world title.

The 35-year-old has already overtaken the majority of Schumacher’s records, including the amount of race wins.

But young Schumacher, who will make his F1 debut for Haas next term, insists his father was better than Hamilton.

“I’m okay with that; all the questions and comparisons with my father do not bother me,” he told German publication BILD.

“For me, he is the all-time best in this sport, to which he has given his all. I don’t see why I should disregard that.”

Mick Schumacher won the F2 Drivers’ Championship this year which earned him a place with American-company Haas.

It is unclear if his 51-year-old father was able to watch his success because Michael is still recovering from a skiing accident seven years ago.

The debate on who is the better driver between Hamilton and Schumacher will no doubt rumble on for many years to come.

One person perhaps best placed to judge the pair is Nico Rosberg, who drove alongside Schumacher with Mercedes from 2010 to 2012.

He also partnered Hamilton with the Silver Arrows from 2013 until he retired following his world title win three years later.

On Schumacher, Rosberg recently said: “The way he experienced this sport, the motivation to improve himself and the team in every conceivable area, that’s pretty huge. I don’t think that has happened a second time in Formula One.”

He added: “Hamilton is a natural talent, a driver from another planet. He sits in a car and is immediately fast, which is quite impressive.”

Meanwhile, Mick Schumacher also explained how excited he is to follow in his father’s footsteps.

“It will generally be a very special moment,” he said. “It will certainly be a very moving moment, but I want to stay focused on my objectives, my races and the work with the team.”



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