Mercedes boss Wolff laughs off ‘best car’ Hamilton critics

Bottas ultimately retired from the race with engine trouble, while Hamilton went on to claim a record-equalling 91st career victory to stretch his advantage at the top of the championship to 69 points with six races to go.

"Nevertheless, I have to say that Michael will always be my hero". And I think there was something about Michael that I haven't seen in any other driver before. "I still feel like I'm driving at a really good level".

Before the race at Nurburring Stuart, who was Britain's most successful driver until he beat Hamilton with three titles, he said the 35-year-old had a hard time justifying all-time because he enjoyed an "unfair" advantage with his Mercedes auto.

And Vettel said it was Schumacher's "natural ability" that sets him apart from other drivers who have seen him in action during go-karting sessions.

"From my experience, I can say that he had a natural gift that I have not seen in anyone else". And I think Michael had something about him that I haven't seen in another driver so far'.


'I think if you saw him go karting, obviously I didn't see him at a young age but I did at an older age, and I was happy to join him in the Race of Champions a couple of times. So you see a bit more of the skills and the auto control. At his age I could only try to guess what it was like mentally, what it was like to fight at work, I could just try to understand how hard it was. I haven't seen a match yet.

Vettel emphasized that he looked up to Schumacher and would have even more admiration for his rival Hamilton in the coming decades. "I've been hit by a lot of people, especially older drivers". But like I said, you can't appreciate him enough for what he's achieved.

"Winning races and winning championships is always in this sport a team exercise but you need to put yourself in a position that you end up in the best vehicle", said Wolff. The greatest I believe there has been is Juan Manuel Fangio, followed by Jim Clark. He claimed Hamilton's Mercedes engines were "so superior that it's nearly unfair on the rest of the field". "Well the drivers who say that, they should try and analyse why they haven't found their way into a Mercedes". I don't know why but maybe one day they'll get over it.

"And also if Toto goes it could potentially be a spiralling effect, so that numerous team leaders in the leading positions say, "OK it's the end of the an era, Toto's going, I loved to work with him, let's also move on to something new".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

State College Mom Appears On ABC's Joe Biden Town Hall
Guthrie tried to fact check Trump at other times, including when he claimed that mask wearing doesn't help. Guthrie's grilling certainly played right into his "liberal" media complaints.

Police finally identify man who killed nine-year-old Christine Jessop
Her neighbor, Guy Paul Morin, ended up being charged in 1984 before being wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Morin received $1.25 million from the Ontario government and a public apology after he was acquitted of Jessop's murder.

Pieces of orbiting space junk set for very close pass
If enough debris filled Earth's orbit, there would be great danger to active satellites and even rocket launches. The satellite is a Russian Parus military satellite launched on February 22, 1989.

YouTube Music to display new features
Besides that, "Now Playing" uses an album image as the background with the controls such as play, pause, next, skip, thumb's up. Now it looks like YouTube Music has moved its focus onto its TV experience in an attempt to enhance that side of things.

Blood type may affect severity of COVID-19 infection, new study suggests
Blood type O may offer some protection against COVID-19 infection, according to a retrospective study. Around 42 percent of the Danish population has blood type O and another 42 percent have blood type A.

Other news