Formula One commentary legend Murray Walker thinks Lewis Hamilton is better than Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher since he does not share their “extremely arguable driving techniques”.
Hamilton is 5 triumphes from surpassing Schumacher’s F1 record of 91 grand prix wins, and another world title would bring him level with the German’s 7 champions. Schumacher was a controversial figure when racing due to the questionable events throughout his profession.
The exact same can be stated of Senna, who won three titles prior to his death at the 1994 San Marino GrandPrix Senna infamously drove bitter competitor Alain Prost off the track to clinch the 1990 title at that year’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Walker, who commentated on British TELEVISION in between 1976 and 2001, believes Hamilton’s cleaner record sets him apart from those 2 males.
“[Juan Manuel] Fangio took a great deal of pounding, Jim Clark, Sir Jackie Stewart– there once again I might go on– however which is the very best I actually do not understand,” Walker informed the authorities Australian Grand Prix podcast, In The FastLane “I utilized to state Fangio.
Lewis Hamilton commemorates his 2nd triumph of the season at theHungaroring Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
” I believe I’m going to need to state extremely quickly Lewis Hamilton, since if you take a look at it in regards to data, he’s currently got more poles than MichaelSchumacher He’s got at least three years in him if he does not injure himself or leave Mercedes for some factor or they choose to stop, in which case he’s got at least another three champions ahead of him, so statistically he will end up being the best.”
“But he’s also in my viewpoint– and this is extremely controversial certainly– better than either Schumacher or Senna since both of them, Schumacher and Senna, embraced at different times in their profession extremely arguable driving techniques, like Schumacher stopping intentionally at Monaco to avoid [Fernando Alonso] getting lead, like Schumacher hitting Villeneuve at Jerez in 1997, like Senna with Prost in 1990 in Japan, and Lewis Hamilton has actually never ever been anything like that. He’s constantly driven as tidy as a whistle.
“He’s an incredibly good, gigantically skilled chauffeur, and I do not believe we’ve ever seen anyone like him previously.”
Schumacher delighted in the bulk of his success withFerrari If Hamilton keeps winning, he would go beyond Schumacher’s record at the Ferrari- owned Mugello circuit, host of the Grand Prix of Tuscany onSep 13.