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'Lewis can break Michael's records now' - Ralf Schumacher

2019-11-09 08:00
Lewis Hamilton spraying champagne

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Lewis Hamilton can beat all of Michael Schumacher's records, according to the Formula 1 legend's brother Ralf Schumacher.

In Austin, Mercedes' Hamilton put the lid on his sixth drivers' title. Only Schumacher, with seven world championships, won more.

'The best package'

"Both of them achieved something incredible. I think Lewis can break Michael's records now," Ralf told Auto Bild.

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Schumacher says Hamilton has "the best package" on the grid, but insists there is more to his success than that.

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"He always gets the maximum from the opportunities. Everything fits together with him," Ralf said.

"He has the experience, he has a crazy natural talent, he knows when to attack and when to sit back, and he feels extremely comfortable in his team. He knows he is the absolute number 1.

"That creates trust and is very good for a driver. He probably doesn't make many mistakes because of that," Schumacher added.

As for Sebastian Vettel, Ralf thinks the Ferrari driver is simply feeling the pressure.

"You make mistakes when you feel the pressure like that. Look at Montreal. He sensed that Lewis was getting closer and lost his focus for a moment," said the German.

"Lewis and Mercedes are the best at dealing with pressure. Toto Wolff has put all the right people around them," Schumacher added.


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