Formula 1 | Hamilton is the greatest champion in F1 history according to Warwick

With seven world titles to his credit and having passed the bar of 100 pole positions and victories in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton is statistically speaking the greatest driver in the history of this sport.

If it is not easy or even impossible to compare drivers who raced at very different times, Derek Warwick, present in F1 in the 1980s and 1990s, is formal: Hamilton is indeed the greatest in the discipline and he deserves to be defended after his difficult start to the season.

« He’s a great champion. I don’t see much argument to say that he’s not the greatest champion of all time. It’s not 4 tough races that call that into question. « 

« And I put him on the same level as Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart. »

On the other hand, it will be difficult for Hamilton to win an eighth title this season, at least as long as his W13 is so affected by the problem of porpoising.

However, and despite the fact that Mercedes F1 is currently behind Red Bull and Ferrari, Warwick believes that the Briton has every chance this year.

« It seems like the Mercedes concept is causing some very strong porpoising but with men like Toto Wolff or Ron Meadows they will be able to turn the tide. »

« The car will be competitive, it will end up winning races just like Lewis and I’m not forgetting George Russell of course. »

If the seven-time world champion has won 6 of the last 8 drivers’ titles at stake, Warwick believes that Hamilton did not win only thanks to the best car on the grid.

« He’s had each of his successes in a clean and dominant way. Certainly the Mercedes have been dominant, but you always need the best car in F1. »

« I don’t know how many drivers have become world champions in a bad car, so the same rule applies for everyone. »

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