Sebastian Vettel says Lewis Hamilton is “the greatest of our era”

Source: Mercedes F1 Twitter

Sebastian Vettel says Lewis Hamilton is “the greatest of our era”, but also the greatest Formula 1 driver overall “in terms of what he has achieved”.

After Lewis Hamilton won his 100th race at the Russian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vetter was asked to give his comments.

“Well, I think it was coming, so it’s a huge achievement,” the German said.

“I’m very happy for him. I think he deserves it… I don’t know how he has driven [on Sunday], but I guess he had a good race!”

Vettel also revealed what he told Lewis in Sochi.

“I told him that it’s very special for us because we can witness history being made.”

Speaking of Lewis’ place in history, Vettel said it is hard to compare eras, but in terms of achievements, Lewis is the greatest.

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“I think he is the greatest of our era, for sure. I think it’s always difficult to compare. How can you possibly compare [Juan Manuel] Fangio, Stirling Moss to our generation? You can’t.

“Maybe we would be useless because we’d all be s***ing ourselves in those cars. Maybe they would be useless in our cars because they’re way too fast, who knows?

“But it doesn’t matter. I think every era has its driver, or its drivers, and Lewis is certainly the biggest, greatest of our era.

“To me, certainly emotionally, Michael [Schumacher] will always be the greatest driver. But there’s no doubt Lewis is the greatest in terms of what he has achieved.

“He’s equalled the championships, he has more races won, he has a lot more pole positions, so I think he’s done everything you can ask for,” concluded the four-time champion.

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