Schumacher aims to reclaim father's win record from Hamilton


Mick Schumacher hopes to one day reclaim the win record owned by his famous father, but that Lewis Hamilton could equal this weekend.

Michael Schumacher secured an outstanding record of 91 wins in Formula 1 over the course of his 19 seasons in the sport. But Hamilton's own remarkable tally is just one victory short of equaling the F1 legend's milestone.

In all likelihood, Hamilton will not only equal but comfortably beat Schumacher's extraordinary achievement, assuming the six-time world champion remains active in the sport in the years to come.

But Mick Schumacher, who ambitions to graduate to F1 next season, intends on chasing down Hamilton's attainment, regardless of the number the Briton puts on the board in the future.

"One sentence my dad always used to say was records are there to be broken," Schumacher said.

"It’s everybody’s aim in the sport to do that. I think Lewis had a very, very good run - he had a very consecutive and positive run.

"Records are there to be broken and, from our side, I think we see it on a good side too. It’s good for the sport. He’s been very influential in this sport too.

"The next aim would be then I guess for me, if I do make the step [up to F1], to break that again."

The future F1 hopeful and Ferrari junior says he would like nothing more than to have "a longer chat" with Hamilton once the 2020 season is done and dusted.

"Lewis came into Mercedes after my dad left," Schumacher added. "I was at the track a few times and got to speak to him at certain moments.

"Obviously he’s a very busy man and I’m quite too – especially now due to Covid it’s quite difficult to speak to each other.

"I’m focussing on myself right now and Lewis is doing the same for him. But nevertheless I think once the chance is there, I definitely would be very interested to have a longer chat with him."

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