Mick Schumacher says he hopes to reclaim his father Michael’s Formula 1 win record if it is beaten by Lewis Hamilton at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.

Hamilton is just one win behind Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 career victories and given his strong recent form, it's likely he will equal it this weekend at the Sochi Autodrom.

Schumacher heaped praise on Hamilton for his performances but admitted he hopes he can be the one to break the record himself when he makes the move up to F1.

“One sentence my dad always used to say was records are there to be broken,” Schumacher said. It’s everybody’s aim in the sport to do that. I think Lewis had a very, very good run - he had a very consecutive and positive run.

“Records are there to be broken and, from our side, I think we see it on a good side too. It’s good for the sport. He’s been very influential in this sport too.

“The next aim would be then I guess for me, if I do make the step [into F1], to break that again.”

Mick hopes he will have the opportunity to have a “longer chat.” with the man who replaced his father at Mercedes at the end of the 2012 season.

“Lewis came into Mercedes after my dad left,” Schumacher added. “I was at the track a few times and got to speak to him at certain moments. Obviously he’s a very busy man and I’m quite too – especially now due to Covid it’s quite difficult to speak to each other.

“I’m focussing on myself right now and Lewis is doing the same for him. But nevertheless I think once the chance is there, I definitely would be very interested to have a longer chat with him.”

 

 

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