The last weekend the Portuguese Grand Prix was held at the Portimao circuit. Again Lewis hamilton he opened the history books to put his signature. The Briton broke the record that had equaled him Michael Schumacher at the Eifel Grand Prix and became the rider with the most victories in the history of the Formula 1 with 92.
In the last hours Sebastian Vettel commented that he congratulated Hamilton personally and added that he will surpass that mark by far. Vettel was called to be Schumacher’s successor on his arrival in Ferrari. After winning four consecutive titles, his performance in the Italian team fell dramatically and he could not be champion again.
After the race that was held in Portugal, Sebastian Vettel spoke with the site ‘The Race’, and commented that he wrote to the de Mercedes in the preview of Sunday’s race. “Lewis deserves each and every victory he has achieved. The figure speaks for itself, I am sure it will reach 100 victories. I sent him a message before the race encouraging him to achieve his 92 victories and he has. I cannot congratulate him enough »
After the Eifel Grand Prix, with Schumacher’s record tied, Sebastian Vettel had said that he respected what Lewis Hamilton accomplished in terms of numbers. However, he emphasized the legend that Michael Schumacher generated for his life. I cannot express my respect enough for your efforts. I think it was a figure that in my head I never thought would be matched, “he had said.
“However, I have to admit that Michael will always be my hero and I think he had something special that I have not seen in other drivers so far. It’s probably because of the fact that I admired him as a child and Lewis didn’t admire him because he was competing against him, ”Vettel said after the Eifel Grand Prix.