Lewis Hamilton has refused to be drawn on options that he’s the best Formulation One driver by stating he prefers to do his speaking on the observe. Statistically talking the Brit is essentially the most profitable driver ever, narrowly forward of Michael Schumacher, and the controversy has naturally been rife about which of the 2 was the higher driver.
Hamilton’s statistics inside Formulation One communicate for themselves. The 37-year-old has gained 103 races, greater than anybody within the sport’s historical past. He’s tied with Schumacher for the variety of world titles gained, with each males claiming seven. He additionally holds the file for many pole positions, most podium finishes and most laps led.
These numbers imply on paper he’s the very best of all time – however there’s nonetheless intense debate surrounding the GOAT standing given Hamilton has had the chance to take part in additional Grands Prix than his predecessors. The likes of Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark are frequently in comparison with the Mercedes man with a basic consensus on who’s the very best but to actually escape.
Now, Hamilton has responded to the controversy by suggesting that he prefers to do his speaking on observe – reasonably than be drawn into questions on who’s the very best. The 37-year-old insisted he has all the time been that method, taking the lead from his Dad, Anthony.
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One other file Hamilton has set is essentially the most consecutive seasons inside the sport with not less than one race win. The quantity presently stands at 15, stretching all the best way again to his debut 12 months for McLaren in 2007. Nevertheless, he’s at critical threat of the run coming to an finish with no Grand Prix victories but this season and simply three occasions left to go.
The Formulation One GOAT debate is prone to rumble on for an eternity however it’s fascinating to notice that Hamilton doesn’t appear to be too drawn in by it on the present stage of his profession.