Michael Schumacher is celebrating his 52nd birthday today Birthday, but the German is no longer unprecedented when it comes to the best drivers in F1 Lewis Hamilton recently hit his record of seven F1 driver championships Now let’s take a look at what Schumacher said about the British

BBC Sport recently shared footage from their archives showing Schumacher talking about Hamilton in 2008

And the Ferrari icon, expressing the belief that the Brit could improve on his F1 exploits, said, “I really rate him very highly

“Because what he’s done in such a short time since arriving and competing with Alonso last year and because he speaks for himself very quickly

“But then I always get a little concerned when we talk about whether he’s the best, not the best, better than Felipe Massa or not?

“I think you need to look at the circumstances. You are not always very clear from the outside”

When asked whether a driver could dominate, and specifically whether Hamilton could do so, Schumacher said: “I would say yes

Hamilton has won seven titles over 14 seasons, while it took Schumacher 19 to accomplish the feat

The Brit has more pole positions and front row starts than any other driver in history It was only this year that the 35-year-old made history for the most victories

Meanwhile, Sky Sports’s Martin Brundle recently voiced the belief that Hamilton – unlike Schumacher – will time his F1 career at the right time

“My gut feeling is that it stops a year earlier than a year too late,” he said

“He’s not going to hold out to the bitter end for a few more dollars or just be a Formula One driver, and he won’t have to”

“He obviously has other ambitions in his life, but I can’t imagine why he would quit in the next five or certainly three years. Why should he?”

Brundle cannot see any signs of deterioration in Hamilton and says: “His eyesight, his reactions, nothing is gone

“When you start to fade you are on a gentle slope and it doesn’t seem to have started that slope yet

“Michael was in his forties when he retired and made a lot of mistakes, and most of us did – you ended up having an accident and you don’t know why that happened. This is how Sebastian sees to me now from

And Brundle believes Hamilton’s lack of faults stand out from other drivers, adding, “I think what Lewis has noticed over the years is how few mistakes he makes, how complete he is and how clean.” p>

“His working speed is also incredible, and you can hear that up and down in the paddock and his motivation

“When you have all this success, this money and such a trophy case, it is very impressive to keep up the motivation

“And he just never makes a mistake In the bike-to-bike battle, in qualifying He’s 35 and goes to 25 He doesn’t fade mentally or physically”

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