Mick Schumacher, the Method Two chief who may very well be racing towards Hamilton subsequent season, introduced Hamilton with one in all Michael Schumacher’s pink helmets from his second stint in F1 with Mercedes.
“Congratulations and that is on behalf of all of us. An ideal achievement, actually,” mentioned Mick, whose father suffered critical head accidents in a 2013 snowboarding accident and has not been seen in public since.
“Thanks a lot, it is such an honour,” mentioned Hamilton earlier than stepping up onto the rostrum on the circuit closest to Schumacher’s boyhood residence in Kerpen. “I do not even know what to say.
“Once you develop up watching somebody you typically idolise them, , actually simply by way of the standard of the driving force they’re however what they’re able to repeatedly do, 12 months on 12 months and race on race and week on week.
“Seeing his dominance for therefore lengthy, I do not assume anybody and particularly me did not think about I would be wherever close to Michael by way of data. So it is an unbelievable honour and it may take a while to get used to it.”
Hamilton mentioned he solely realised the importance of what he had executed when he got here into the pitlane after taking the chequered flag.