Lewis Hamilton is left stunned when Michael Schumacher’s son Mick presents him with one of the F1 legend’s
crash helmets after he equalled the German’s record 91 victories at the Eifel Grand Prix
The 21-year-old presented the Brit with one of his father’s Mercedes helmets ,Hamilton was left humbled by
the gesture at the Nurburgring
Not many have been managed to catch Lewis Hamilton by surprise in the last few years of Formula One.
But Mick Schumacher certainly caught the world champion off guard following the Eifel Grand Prix,
which Hamilton largely dominated to take his 91st Formula One victory.
In doing so, the Brit matched the record set by Michael Schumacher and he was greeted by the German’s legend’s
son in parc ferme as he was being interviewed after the race.
before describing how humbled he was to have matched his racing idol.
Sadly, as the world knows, Michael, 51, is confined to a private life of convalescence after the skiing accident that robbed him of his vitality nearly seven years ago.
‘I don’t even know what to say,’ Hamilton said after the race. ‘When you grow up watching someone and you genuinely idolise them, in terms of the quality of the driver they are.
‘Seeing his dominance for so long I didn’t think I’d be anywhere near Michael in terms of records so it’s an incredible honour. It’s going to take time to get used to it.