Michael Schumacher’s motor racing son Mick instructed on Friday that his father and household would welcome Lewis Hamilton’s success in equalling his report 91 Grand Prix wins if he succeeds in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.
The youthful German racer, who leads the System Two championship this 12 months and is on the verge of transferring as tons as System One subsequent 12 months, talked about his father had recurrently educated him “information are there to be damaged”.
“Lewis has had a really, good run, a really consecutive and optimistic run,” he talked about.
“My dad recurrently used to say ‘information are there to be damaged’ – and I give it some thought is all of us’s objective on this sport.”
Hamilton is inside one victory of the seven-time champion’s report after claiming 69 victories since he modified Schumacher at Mercedes in 2013.
He obtained 21 races with McLaren.
“Clearly, it is good for the game,” added Mick Schumacher.
“And he is been very influential on this sport, too. After that, the following objective may very efficiently be for me, I suppose, if I do make the step up, to aim to interrupt that!”
Schumacher senior retired from F1 after a three-year stint with Mercedes from 2010-2012, having beforehand retired in 2006 after a vastly worthwhile spell, worthwhile 5 world titles, with Ferrari. He obtained two with Benetton.
In December, 2013, he suffered a extreme ideas damage in a snowboarding accident, whereas with Mick contained throughout the French Alps, after which he remained in a medically induced coma, in Grenoble, till June 2014.
Since then, he has been remained beneath private treatment at his residence in Switzerland.
Mick Schumacher added that he had met Hamilton numerous occasions.
Hamilton’s long-term title rival four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari talked about he had “blended emotions” relating to the prospect of seeing him equal and break Schumacher’s information.
Vettel talked about he grew up idolising his fellow-German, along with that Hamilton deserved all his success. Vettel is third on the foundations of all-time race winners with 53.
He talked about Schumacher’s achievements had recurrently gave the impression to be untouchable till now.
“It is recurrently been a quantity that has appeared unimaginable to understand,” talked about Vettel, who’s in his closing 12 months with Ferrari.
“On one hand, I will for positive be unhappy, on account of Michael stays to be my hero.
“Nonetheless nonetheless, I could also be very glad for Lewis. He deserves the complete success that he has had contained throughout the closing years and he’ll have on this 12 months.
“I do not know if he stays, nonetheless I suppose so and the following years. So, for me, a bit half and half – blended feelings. For myself, I do not know. Clearly, I am distant.
“It was recurrently one amongst these numbers that appeared unimaginable, as tons because of the intention the place any particular particular specific particular person will get there and can get shut and breaks it.”
Michael Schumacher broke the earlier report held by Alain Prost, on 51 wins, on the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix, the circuit the place he made his F1 debut with Jordan in 1991.