Mick Schumacher, the Method Two chief who could possibly be racing towards Hamilton subsequent season, offered Hamilton with one in all Michael Schumacher’s crimson helmets from his second stint in F1 with Mercedes.
“Congratulations and that is on behalf of all of us. A terrific achievement, actually,” stated 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,” stated Hamilton earlier than stepping up onto the rostrum on the circuit closest to Schumacher’s boyhood dwelling in Kerpen. “I do not even know what to say.
“If you develop up watching somebody you typically idolise them, you understand, actually simply by way of the standard of the motive 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 suppose anybody and particularly me did not think about I would be anyplace close to Michael by way of data. So it is an unimaginable honour and it should take a while to get used to it.”
Hamilton stated he solely realised the importance of what he had executed when he got here into the pitlane after taking the chequered flag.