Michael Schumacher's son Mick says the chance of Lewis Hamilton equalling the Ferrari nice's all-time report of 91 wins has given him one thing to try for when he will get to Formulation One.
Hamilton, who changed Schumacher senior at Mercedes in 2013, can take his 91st victory in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix in Sochi — a race he has received 4 occasions prior to now.
"One sentence my dad all the time used to mention used to be, 'Information are there to be damaged'. It's everyone's intention on this game to try this," Formulation Two championship chief Mick mentioned on Friday.
"I believe Lewis had an overly, superb run. He had an overly consecutive and sure run.
"It's excellent for the game… the following intention could be then I assume for me, if I do make the step (up), to damage that once more," added the 21-year-old.
Seven occasions global champion Michael Schumacher took his ultimate win with Ferrari in China in 2006. He has now not seemed in public since he suffered critical head accidents in a 2013 snowboarding twist of fate.
Hamilton is heading in the right direction for a 7th crown and set to switch the German as essentially the most a hit F1 motive force of all time. The Briton already has extra pole positions, podiums and issues finishes.
Hamilton mentioned he prized the helmet he exchanged with Schumacher in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and felt 'natural admiration' for a person he first met as a young person on the German's kart observe in Kerpen.
Requested whether or not he would possibly shed a tear as Schumacher did when he matched the past due Brazilian triple champion Ayrton Senna's 41 wins in 2000, Hamilton mentioned he remembered that however used to be now not targeted at the numbers.
"I can’t inform you how I’m going to really feel, or what it’s going to imply, or if it's going to imply anything else," mentioned the Briton, an lively campaigner for racial equality and justice.
"There's different and larger problems going down on this planet."
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, for whom compatriot Schumacher used to be a boyhood idol and who has 53 occupation wins, mentioned he would have combined feelings.
"On one hand, I can be unhappy as a result of Michael remains to be my hero," mentioned the 4 occasions global champion. "Alternatively, I can be more than pleased for Lewis.
"I believe he merits the entire luck he has had within the ultimate years and he’s going to have on this yr… and the following years."