Michael Schumacher remains the best undisputed Formula 1 driver in the history of the sport even after his tragic skiing accident in 2013 that caused him serious head injuries. Numerous reports are claiming that Lewis Hamilton could set new records and beat the retired German racing driver. However, the 32-year-old racing star has recently revealed that he does not have plans on chasing down Michael's records.
Speaking to ESPN, Lewis Hamilton hinted that he might retire sooner than what his fans think. The British driver told the publication that he only plans to stay in the racing industry for "another couple of years." Lewis also clarified that beating the records of Michael Schumacher is not part of his goals though he would be grateful if he could match the achievements of Juan Manuel Fangio.
"I have spoken to those who have retired early, those who retired late and everyone says stay in as long as you can. That's not going to happen."
"Hamilton has 62 career victories to his name. Schumacher has 91, which is also an all-time record. In three years, Hamilton could be in the 91-range."
"Maybe in 2021 I'll hand the baton over to [Mercedes junior] George [Russell]. He'll be there anyway before then. I'm going to keep going."