Barrichello: 'Hamilton has more talent than Schumacher and Senna'

23-01-2020 12:09
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
F1 News
Barrichello: 'Hamilton has more talent than Schumacher and Senna'

F1 legend Rubens Barrichello has suggested reigning champion Lewis Hamilton is more talented as a driver than both Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, with the Brazilian praising the Brit's calmness even when he's under tremendous pressure.

Rubinho, the record-holder for most Grand Prix entries at 326, has been on the grid with Senna, Schumacher and Hamilton during his career, which spanned from 1993 to the end of 2011.

Having been Schumacher's teammate during the German's prime at Ferrari, Barrichello still thinks Hamilton is the driver with the most talent, even when comparing the man from Stevenage with his friend Senna.

"Hamilton has a talent that is possibly even greater than Ayrton's and Schumacher's," he told ESPN Brazil when asked to 'build' his perfect driver.

"The only thing he lacked was maturity. He's been progressing and today you see the end product."

Asked what has made Hamilton better now that he's more experienced, Barrichello targeted the 35-year-old's cool head in heated situations.

"Listening to the team radio at the Brazil Grand Prix, he is incredibly calm, passing on information, saying what he needs and doesn't need."

When finally 'building' his perfect driver, Barrichello took one trait from each of Senna, Hamilton and Schumacher.

"The perfect driver would have Ayrton's skill, Schumacher's courage and Hamilton's coordination. It would be a show to watch!"

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