Gerhard Berger questions Lewis Hamilton being labelled the "best of all time"

11-07-2019 09:02
by Louis Shaw
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Gerhard Berger questions Lewis Hamilton being labelled the best of all time

Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger has questioned whether Lewis Hamilton is the best driver of all time. Hamilton is on track to win his sixth World Championship this season, bringing him only one away from matching Michael Schumacher's record of seven. It is hard to know who the best drivers are as F1 has now become so dependant on the car with driver skill coming second. 

This is the view of Berger who believes that having the best car doesn't mean you are the best driver. 

“He is a great driver,” F1 legend Berger told Abendzeitung. “But the best of all time? Of course, statistically, he has the opportunity to overtake Michael Schumacher. He’s doing a great job. But this question all the time of who is the best ever? It’s so hard to compare.”

When asked about who he thought the best driver on the grid was at the moment the Austrian favors Sebastian Vettel

“I still trust Sebastian a lot,” Berger insisted. “He’s a clever guy, even if it’s a bit difficult for him at the moment. There have been a few mistakes, not only by him but also by his team. Then he also had bad luck.

“But one must not dismiss Sebastian. Not for nothing did he become world champion four times.”

What we all want to see is the drivers racing wheel to wheel so that we can determine who the fastest racer is. 

Let us know who you think is the fastest of all time in the comments. 

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