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Why Hamilton is better than Schumacher

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Brit wins fifth world title in Mexico City

Why Hamilton is better than Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton is in Mexico City for the fifth time became world champion in Formula 1. Five, that is the same as Juan-Manuel Fangio, but still two titles is less than the record of Michael Schumacher. Still, the 33-year-old Briton now been by many as the better of the German, seen.

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A fourth place in Mexico City, it was enough for Lewis Hamilton to be sure of the world title. Henry Romero/reuters

Brit wins fifth world title in Mexico City

Why Hamilton is better than Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton is in Mexico City for the fifth time became world champion in Formula 1. Five, that is the same as Juan-Manuel Fangio, but still two titles is less than the record of Michael Schumacher. Still, the 33-year-old Briton now been by many as the better of the German, seen.

Victory for Verstappen, points for Vandoorne

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Gert Vermersch

BrusselHamilton compare with Fangio? That is impossible. Between the fifth world championships of the Argentine and the fifth of Hamilton to sit in a grand total of 61 years. In F1 terms that’s light years. Hamilton in addition to Schumacher, that is quite possible. After the comeback from the German in 2010 were the two even still together for three years on the startgrids. The honesty commands us, however, to say that Schumacher in this period was the same as the man who, in the first part of his F1 career for Benetton and Ferrari seven times to the supreme reed. That Schumacher, that is the rider for whom some still admire and cherish. But also that fans will have to admit that Lewis Hamilton in a number of areas is better.

Lewis Hamilton did in his career is already one of the iconic records of Michael Schumacher to break: that of the pole positions. In 2017 he did better than the 68 pieces of the German, meanwhile, Hamilton 81 poles. The two other ‘big’ records: that of the number of wins and the number of world titles. In terms of victories counts Hamilton 71, Schumacher 91.

Pure to the bone

That Schumacher is not even among the best five riders in the history of F1 would hear – such as his ex-rival Jacques Villeneuve this weekend is still claimed – is probably exaggerated. But the arguments that the Canadian used to make that argument to justify keeping pretty stitch. Of the seven world championship titles, there are at least two where a dark edge to it. As of 1994, when Schumacher just Damon Hill of the track rammed. Or the questions about the legality of the used software in the Benetton car a year later. And also when the German at Ferrari drove, were the eyebrows, and sometimes gefronst, because Schumacher himself by his non-sporting behaviour of its smallest side showed.

Hamilton is one of the few riders in the field that even in the most difficult circumstances, the car is perfect on the job can put

At Hamilton, there is that negative stories not the case. On the track behaves Hamilton as a sportsman of his status should have.

Rarely a gift

When Lewis Hamilton a few weeks ago the victory in the GP of Russia’s gift, the Mercedes team had teammate Valtteri Bottas dedicated to keep – did the Brit with himself not continue. Because it was virtually the first time in his career was that he was of his team-mate as a gift. In contrast to Schumacher, who never real talents as a team-mate was Hamilton always had to fight with the rider on the other side of his garage. That internal struggle, it took him at least two world titles.

Innate talent

Even when Lewis Hamilton had only one world title behind his name, he was widely admired for his stuurkunsten. Hamilton is one of the few riders in the field – together with, among others, Max Verstappen – who even in the most difficult circumstances the car perfectly on the track. Just an inborn talent? Former McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa thinks that you did. “When the F1 in 2009 for the first Abu Dhabi to him, got the other test driver and I each a day on the simulator to the circuit to get the hang of,” says the Spaniard. ‘After a day of toil were our lap times just about equal. Then came Lewis Hamilton, without ever having one second virtual circuit of Abu Dhabi driving it. He asked if the first bend to the left or to the right, went, crawled behind the wheel and was our time after only three laps.’

Victory for Verstappen, points for Vandoorne

The victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez went for the second year in a row to Max Verstappen. The Dutchman knew from the start his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to outwit, and was not threatened. ‘I must admit that I Saturday night, after missing my first pole, not to have slept, ” stated Verstappen. “I had to and it would straighten out.’

Stoffel Vandoorne drove with a bold strategic choice – he changed only one time of tyres – to the eighth place. For Vandoorne were the the first points since the GP of Baku at the end of april. (lu)

Results: 1. Max Verstappen (Ned/Red Bull TAG Heuer) the 305,354 km in 1u38:28.851 (gem: 186,038 km/h); 2. Sebastian Vettel (Ger/Ferrari) on 17.316; 3. Kimi Räikkönen (Fin/Ferrari) 49.914; 4. Lewis Hamilton (GBr/Mercedes) 1:18.738; 5. Valtteri Bottas (Fin/Mercedes) at 1 lap; 6. Nico Hülkenberg (Ger/Renault) 2 laps; 7. Charles Leclerc (Mon/Sauber-Ferrari) 2; 8. Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel/McLaren-Renault) 2; 9. Marcus Ericsson (Swe/Sauber-Ferrari) 2; 10. Pierre Gasly (Fra/Toro Rosso-Honda) 2

WK-stand (pilots): 1. Lewis Hamilton (GBr) 358 pts (champion); 2. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) 294; 3. Kimi Räikkönen (Fin) 236; 4. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) 227; 5. Max Verstappen (Ned) 216

World CHAMPIONSHIP (constructors): 1. Mercedes 585 pts; 2. Ferrari 530; 3. Red Bull 362; 4. Renault 114; 5. Haas 84

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