Lewis Hamilton: Peter Windsor, a former manager of Ferrari and Williams, has compared Lewis Hamilton’s driving to that of Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna, two F1 greats.
The Mercedes driver and Michael Schumacher both hold the record for the most F1 championships. Numerous similarities have been drawn between the two, although Windsor asserted that Schumacher lacks Windsor’s superior brake pedal feel.
Windsor asserted that Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna are more similar to Schumacher than Lewis Hamilton, who is a seven-time world winner.
Windsor stated of Lewis Hamilton, as cited by SilverArrows.net: “I would say Lewis Hamilton is closer to Michael. I believe he is lot closer to Michael in terms of how he handles the throttle, brakes, and steering.”
“In fact, I believe he has the upper hand over Michael in a few key areas and that he is softer overall than Michael, especially while braking. In terms of how he applies it and how quickly he releases it, I believe Lewis has a better feel for the brake pedal than any other driver in the history of the sport.
“That speed of movement, or the slow motion of movement, the suppleness of movement, is absolutely remarkable with Lewis Hamilton,” he declared in his conclusion.
Former Red Bull driver praises Lewis Hamilton for his maturity
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David Coulthard, a former Red Bull driver, recently lauded Lewis Hamilton for his maturity during the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. On the very last lap of the race at Yas Marina, Max Verstappen prevented the Briton from winning a record-breaking ninth championship.
A contentious late safety car in 2021 prevented Hamilton from surpassing Michael Schumacher‘s record for victories, allowing Verstappen to overtake him and win the sport’s inaugural championship. Verstappen won the championship under debatable circumstances, but veteran driver David Coulthard praised the Mercedes driver for his poise under pressure.
The Scotsman asserted that Lewis Hamilton’s maturity was likely a product of his extensive experience in the sport, but he speculated that a younger Lewis Hamilton may have handled the situation differently.
Lewis handled it fantastically, Coulthard stated at a Red Bull event in Dublin. Perhaps it would have been more challenging to accomplish that when he was younger. However, he is in his late 30s, has completed a few laps, and I believe that maturity comes with age.
Later this year, it will be intriguing to watch whether the two titans, Red Bull and Mercedes, square off once more.