Vettel: Schumacher was better than Hamilton

  • Vettel: Schumacher was better than Hamilton

Vettel: Schumacher was better than Hamilton

If you saw him in karting. we did the Race of Champions several times together and I learned a little more about his skill, and his ability to control the vehicle.

Valtteri Bottas when compared to Hamilton's success, the Finnish driver doesn't stand even near in that case, as he hasn't even won a single drivers' championship while Hamilton is on the verge of winning the 7th.

"There's going to be someone else, whether it's Max [Verstappen] or whoever it may be, that is going to be chasing the record that I eventually set", Hamilton said.

"I think that because the safety auto waited for so long for the field to catch up and was going so slowly, the tyre temperature was a big issue", explained Horner.

Lewis Hamilton He cast a sneak peek at Sir Jackie Stewart after negative comments from a three-time champ targeting his British teammate.

And Vettel said it was Schumacher's "natural ability" that sets him apart from other drivers who have seen him in action during go-karting sessions.

"I think if you saw him go karting, obviously I didn't see him at a young age but I did at an older age, and I was happy to join him in the Race of Champions a couple of times". So you see a bit more of the skills and the auto control. At his age I could only try to guess what it was like mentally, what it was like to fight at work, I could just try to understand how hard it was.

Schumacher suffered a horrific skiing accident in 2013 and was put into a medically induced coma.

Recent reports suggest he has been moved to a £ 27 million mansion in Mallorca.

"I looked up to Michael when I was a child and Lewis, I didn't look up to him when I was a child because I was racing him", he said. "I've been hit by a lot of people, especially older drivers".

"I don't think you should knock anybody for the way they do things", Hamilton said.

"But probably in another 10, 15 or 20 years" time, there will be more admiration for that. Obviously, when you're still active, you're looking at yourself and not so much others.

Rosberg, who pipped Hamilton to the 2016 crown, was impressed by Bottas' bold fightback against Hamilton at the start of the race but says the Finn must eradicate his errors if he is to give Hamilton a proper fight.

World Champion Lewis Hamilton says he will never be dismissive of future generations of drivers and believes it would be "amazing" if his win record is eventually broken.

"I have so much respect for the past legends, even though they do continue to talk negatively about me all the time", said Hamilton. I do not know why.