After breaking the record for most podium finishes, Lewis Hamilton said he was “humbled and honoured” to be compared to Senna, Fangio and Schumacher.
With his victory at the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s all-time record for most podium finishes. It was his 88th win and he is now very close to Schumacher’s record of 91 victories.
The Briton says he finds it “very strange” to be mentioned alongside such an all-time great.
“All of us drivers here grew up watching Michael and dreamed of one day being here,” said Hamilton at the post Spanish Grand Prix press conference.
“What is happening right now is far beyond what I dreamed as a kid. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity that I’m given every day.
“I think Michael was obviously an incredible athlete and driver. So I just always feel really humbled and honoured to be mentioned in the same light as a driver like him, and Ayrton [Senna] and [Juan Manuel] Fangio.
“It’s pretty cool, and I hope the Hamilton family are proud also,” concluded the six-time champion.