Hamilton ‘very likely’ at least matched Schumacher’s record

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Changed 17 Apr 2020, 22:54 IST

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton

According to Juan Pablo Montoya, Lewis Hamilton is “very likely” to join Michael Schumacher in at least seven Formula One titles.

Hamilton topped the Stupa for the first time in the Twenty20, after securing second place in the driver’s standings in his storied year with McLaren.

The 28-year-old returned to Mercedes and claimed the sixth championship win last season, leaving him behind Ferrari legend Schumacher.

Although the Coron virus pandemic has swept the campaign in 2021, Hamilton, 35, a former McLaren driver, believes that Hamilton can make history when he starts fighting again.

“Michael had a great career, did a great job with Ferrari, and I think Luis did the same with Mercedes. He had a great career,” Stotts told Performance Montoya.

“He changed teams at the right time that was right. It worked out for him and he took full advantage of it. He did a great job.

“His chances of winning seven are very likely or even eight. It depends on how long he wants to go.”

Hamilton has been linked with Mercedes and moving to the Ferrari until the end of the 2020 season.