Hamilton deserves to equal Michael Schumacher's seven-title record - Brawn

Image: AFP
Image: AFP

Lewis Hamilton will deserve to match Michael Schumacher's record tally of seven titles if he wins in 2020, according to Ross Brawn.

Brawn, now F1's sporting boss, was the technical director at Ferrari throughout the ultra-successful Schumacher period some two decades ago.

"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," he told Bild newspaper.

"If he wins it won't be because of luck, but because he's a fantastic driver."



Who do you think is the better driver? Lewis Hamilton or Michael Schumacher? Email us.


However, Brawn said it is impossible to directly compare the talents and achievements of Hamilton and Schumacher.

"We're talking about completely different periods and cars. And they have completely different personalities," he said.

"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."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Do you think Lewis Hamilton deserves to be knighted by the Queen?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, he is an incredible athlete
33% - 180 votes
No, he hasn't done anything special
22% - 117 votes
He is good, but doesn't deserve the honour
45% - 242 votes
Vote