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Michael Schumacher Latest Health Update: Can Lewis Hamilton Break Formula One Legend’s Record 7 World Championships?
Michael Schumacher is still considered the best F1 driver today even though the legend has long retired from racing. The German driver has seven Formula One World Championships under his belt with several more records that have yet to be broken.
However, Michael Schumacher’s seven championships are currently being threatened by Lewis Hamilton. While the British racer only has four titles to his name, it’s expected that he will get his fifth championship this Sunday during the Mexican Grand Prix, The Daily Express reported.
Lewis Hamilton will only need eight more points to snatch the award. To put that into perspective, the British racer will only need to reach seventh place or higher in order to win the championship. But even if he does attain his goal, Hamilton will still need to clinch two more trophies in order to put him in the same category as Michael Schumacher.
However, Jacques Villeneuve believes that Hamilton has already surpassed the racing legend even though the Brit is still a couple of championships away. When asked why he believes Lewis Hamilton is better than Michael Schumacher, the Canadian driver said that the former’s reputation isn’t tainted.
“He’s never resorted to any questionable actions to win and he’s always on top of his game. It’s been very impressive,” Villeneuve said. He added that Hamilton will be able to achieve the coveted seventh title in just a couple of years, which will put the Brit in the same ranks as Michael Schumacher.
While the claim is too early to have any merit to it, Lewis Hamilton does show a lot of promise to break Michael Schumacher’s record. So far, the British racer has dominated the second half of this season, winning six of his seven races and putting tremendous pressure on Sebastian Vettel to mount a comeback.
As for the condition of Michael Schumacher, the German racer is still struggling to recover from the aftermath of the skiing accident that happened in 2013. Updates regarding Schumacher’s health have been scarce as the family opted to keep the racer’s convalescence private in order to shield him from the noise of the outside world.