“Talent-wise he has to be the best”: Nico Rosberg chooses between Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher

“Talent-wise he has to be the best”: Nico Rosberg chooses between Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were long-term friends even before they started racing alongside one another in Formula 1. However, the 2016 season changed their relationship forever as many suggest, it say the end of one of F1’s greatest bromance. In that process, when Rosberg rose as a world champion, he joined the elite list of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher amongst others. 

According to the one-time World Champion, his compatriot was mainly a hard worker, while the current number two in the Formula 1 championship has to rely more on his talent. Michael was just so complete as a driver. He covered all areas,” said Rosberg, who believes Schumacher was “brilliant” both in terms of fitness and team player. 

Nico Rosberg on Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher 

Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher

“He motivates the whole team and gets them behind him, knows all the names, invites them to his house for bike rides and so on, even though he is a seven-time world champion and has 800 million in his bank account or something” 

At Sky, Rosberg stated as quoted by GPBlogs“Talent-wise, he probably has to be the best of all time. And he really builds on that, that instinct is phenomenal with him.” With Schumacher, the situation is slightly different. “A big difference is diligence. Lewis hates test drives. He doesn’t like test drives. And Michael, he would drive tests every day, even though he is a seven-time world champion. But because he also knows that you can always learn a little bit there.” 

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton is aiming for his eighth title in the premier class of motor sport in 2021. What would Rosberg think if Hamilton managed to leave the legendary Schumacher behind for good in the World Championship leaderboard? “Oh well, I’m not so emotionally attached to it now that I say, ‘Hey, Michael actually deserved to hold the record’. Lewis deserves it too and if he manages to do that, then good. I see it more and more as, ‘He was really damn fast, and I can be all the more proud that I beat him with the same car back then.”

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