Michael Schumacher has told the BBC’s Inside Sport that Lewis Hamilton could beat his record of seven F1 world titles. Or maybe Felipe Massa could. Or Sebastian Vettel. Either way, he’s quite prepared for it to happen. ‘Records are there to be broken,’ he says.
In the interview he also says that he highly rates Hamilton, but was reluctant to say whether he thought he was the best current F1 driver or not:
‘When you think about what he has done in such a short time – just arriving and competing last year with [double world champion Fernando] Alonso and being very often quicker – that talks for itself.’
You can see the whole Michael Schumacher interview tonight on Inside Sport, on BBC One at 23:20. (Or, if you’re reading this after then, have a look on BBC iPlayer.)