Michael Schumacher recovers from his life-threatening accident from 7 years ago. A nasty ploy by fate slowed down the wheel of his life forever. Yet, F1 remembers him at every step and so do the pilots. Earlier, Lewis Hamilton wished him on his birthday, the 3rd of January, remembering his idol.
Michael Schumacher battled with death for almost an entire year in the hospital. The German was a tough nut to crack, even for the force of death. Yet, even with his heart beating, the accident in Switzerland left him incapable to return to the track again.
Meanwhile, F1 started moving at godspeed. Taking over Schumacher’s cockpit, Lewis Hamilton paced ahead to make history. Occupying the same cockpit as the german legend, Mercedes and the Briton bagged 7 constructor’s titles and continues to dominate the grid.
The Brit from Stevenage had always dreamed of being the greatest ever F1 pilot, and he achieved that. He is undoubtedly the best pilot of this era. He equaled Schumacher’s mammoth record of 7 driver’s championship this year. In addition, he also broke his record of most race wins.
He sure is at par with his german idol. Thus, on the occasion of Schumacher’s birthday, Lewis could not forget his childhood motivation. A heartwarming tweet with a picture of him and Schumacher will melt hearts in the paddock.
Lewis Hamilton gears up for 8th title
Severe criticism faced the Brit once he had broken Schumacher’s records. The pundits credited his car for the wins and not the pilot himself. Darted with misplaced criticism, they left Lewis Hamilton puzzled about his achievements. However, soon, his dilemma got clarified by others in the F1 circus.
Several former pilots in F1 came ahead in the defense of the Mercedes champion. They pointed out that although the car is one great advantage for the Brit; he is the one who races it past the chequered line. Therefore, there shall be no doubt or confusion regarding the mettle of the champion.
Several others had also highlighted that if Schumacher were in a state to come to visit the races, he would also have been proud of Lewis Hamilton. On grabbing his 7th championship at Istanbul Park, the 35-year-old could not hold back the tears. It was emotional seeing the hard work of all these years finally reach the goal.
Lewis Hamilton is yet to be done with his F1 career. With 5 years from reaching the mid-life mark in his life, he is still as fit as a fiddle. With an aim to set his own record of 8 driver’s championships, the Briton gears up for another battle in the new era of motorsports from 2021.