Nico Rosberg says no one expected Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles to ever be broken, but now Hamilton can do it.
Rosberg had the unique opportunity to be a team-mate of arguably two of the greatest drivers ever, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.
The German was asked to comment on Lewis’ chance to equal Schumacher’s seven world titles.
“This year Lewis can be the greatest of all time,” said Rosberg.
“Who would have thought that anyone could reach Schumacher’s’ records?”
However, he added he can’t say who of the two is the better driver.
“I cannot elevate one above the other,” explained the German.
“Michael is the most meticulous worker. Lewis, on the other hand, is more of an instinctive natural talent. Both are just mad drivers.”
Rosberg went on to comment on Hamilton’s future.
“Lewis might be sitting on a skidoo at home in Colorado or at Mercedes or Ferrari in a year’s time. I think these are the options.
“He is 35 years old and has achieved so much. At some point, you might want to have a family or pursue other interests. He has now built up new interests such as fashion and acting.
“I think his decision also depends on how his car will run this year. If you can win a lot and dominate in races, it’s a lot of fun.
“If others dominate the race and things don’t go so well, I think you lose the desire,” concluded the 2016 world champion.