Lewis Hamilton stated he was “extremely humbled” to obtain a present from Michael Schumacher’s household after matching the German driver’s 91 Formulation One victories.
Hamilton’s win on the Nurburgring meant he moved stage with a report Schumacher held since surpassing Alain Prost’s 51 wins on the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. After the race, Hamilton was offered one among Schumacher’s well-known purple helmets by the seven-time world champion’s son, Mick.
Talking after the race, Hamilton mirrored on taking part in as Schumacher on video video games when he was a toddler, and later that night he opened up additional about exchanging helmets with the German driver after his final Formulation One race.
“I really have already got one among Michael’s helmets,” Hamilton stated. “One of many actually, actually particular moments for me, in Abu Dhabi 2012, I went over to the Mercedes hospitality, and met with Michael, and we exchanged helmets.
“That, for me, was a second that I will always remember, to face with somebody that I grew up watching on TV, and having the honour of exchanging jerseys or helmets, it is what us sportsmen do, and it is the best signal of respect you can actually present. To have the legend of the game do this with me was actually particular.”
Hamilton additionally spoke about Mick Schumacher, who’s main the Formulation 2 feeder collection and has been tipped with a transfer to the F1 grid for 2021.
“Having his household honour me right now, I am simply extremely humbled. His son is such an amazing, vivid expertise, and only a actually real human being. Michael has clearly raised an amazing man in him, and I stay up for seeing how his profession will look shifting forwards.
“Now I’ve two particular helmets from Michael in my small lounge.”