Brawn insists Hamilton deserves Schumacher's F1 records

23-02-2020 09:35
by Matt Gretton
Brawn insists Hamilton deserves Schumacher's F1 records

Ross Brawn says Lewis Hamilton will deserve Michael Schumacher's records should he tally a seventh world championship during the 2020 Formula 1 world championship. Should Hamilton win the title, he is likely to overtake Schumacher's record for the number of wins. 

Brawn is a man who has worked with Schumacher a number of different projects over a long period of time. He knows Schumacher very well and while the F1 sporting boss admits it'll be frustrating, he believes the Mercedes driver deserves the records. 

"It's a bit frustrating for me because it's a record Michael holds. But if he (Hamilton) continues like this, he will deserve the seventh title. If it wins it won't be because of luck, but because he's a fantastic driver," he told Bild newspaper.

"We're talking about completely different periods and cars. And they have completely different personalities. Lewis has an incredible level of professionalism and he works hard, but Michael had an understanding of the details of his car that Lewis no longer needs these days," he added. 

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