Martin Brundle says there are no signs of Lewis Hamilton “fading away”

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Ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle says Lewis Hamilton ‘carries the speed, he’s not dirty on the track and rarely gets into skirmishes’, which makes him “a winning machine”.

After Hamilton became the most successful Formula 1 driver in history according to race wins, Martin Brundle had some serious words of praise for the Briton.

“I think he’s got the full complement of skills, he works really hard and he’s 35-years-old going on about 27 or 28 from what I can see,” Brundle told Sky Sports F1.

“He just doesn’t appear to be that age, what’s really interesting looking back on last weekend when [we had] track limits, the bane of our lives where drivers can run wide and gain time, over 200 laps were deleted for going beyond the track limits in Portimao, not a single one of them was Lewis Hamilton.

“He carries the speed, he’s not dirty on the track at all, he very rarely gets into skirmishes and he’s got all of the ingredients to make him a winning machine.

“I don’t see any sign of that fading away, if anything he’s just using his experience better.”

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Brundle was asked to compare Hamilton to other drivers from the past in the eternal ‘who is the greatest of all time’ debate.

“I’ve been in Formula 1 for 37 years so I’ve seen quite a few drivers and I think this is a matter of opinion,” the Briton explained.

“I don’t think it’s for me to tell anybody what they think, if you ask Sir Jackie [Stewart] he will say Jim Clark, you asked Sir Stirling Moss and he said [Juan Manuel] Fangio.

“Personally the greatest driver I ever raced against was Ayrton Senna, I haven’t raced against Lewis, so I think you tend to think of your own era where you see something a bit magical and special.

“So he’s certainly the greatest of this era, I think that’s without doubt, if you’re having a conversation about the greatest of all time you have to include Lewis in that conversation.

“And I’ll leave others to make their own minds up.”

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