Michael Schumacher’s son Mick gave his comments on the possibility of Lewis Hamilton breaking his father’s Formula 1 records.
If Hamilton wins the Russian Grand Prix he will equal Michael Schumacher’s most career wins record. Judging by the Briton’s form in recent years it is only a matter of time before he breaks every record set by Schumacher, a feat that seemed almost impossible during the German’s years of dominance.
Michael’s son Mick, who is currently leading the Formula 2 championship, gave his comments on Hamilton breaking his father’s records.
“I think one sentence my dad always used to say was ‘records are there to be broken’, and I think it’s everybody’s aim in this sport to do that,” said Schumacher.
“I think Lewis had a very, very good run – he had a very consecutive and positive run. They say records are there to be broken and obviously from our side I think we’d see it on the good side, too.
“Obviously, it’s good for the sport. He’s been very influential in this sport, too. The next aim would be then I guess for me – if I do make the step to [F1] – to break that.”
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Mick’s legendary father also drove for Mercedes from 2010 until 2012, when the German manufacturer returned to Formula 1 as a works team. Coincidentally, Schumacher was replaced by Hamilton at Mercedes in 2013.
Mick was asked if he had the opportunity to speak to the Briton.
“Obviously, Lewis coming to Mercedes after my dad left… I was at the track a few times and kind of got to speak to him at certain moments, obviously, he’s a very busy man.
“I’m quite [busy] too, and especially now due to COVID, it’s quite difficult to kind of speak to each other.
“So I’m kind of focusing on myself right now and Lewis is doing the same for him,” concluded Schumacher.