F1 Legend Sir Jackie Stewart Claims Lewis Hamilton’s Title as Best Ever Driver is Troublesome to Justify

FORMULA 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart referred to as it “tough to justify” saying Lewis Hamilton is the best ever driver.

The Brit remains to be stage with Michael Schumacher’s report of seven world titles after shedding out to Max Verstappen for the final two World Championships.

Sir Jackie Stewart referred to as it tough to check Lewis Hamilton’s achievements to these of the previousCredit score: Kenny Ramsay – The Solar Glasgow

Lewis Hamilton missed out on winning his EIGHTH F1 world championship

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He has already overtaken the German’s report of 91 race wins.

However Stewart, who gained the driving force’s championship 3 times, described it as near-impossible to check Hamilton’s achievements to speedsters of yesteryear.

The 83-year-old stated final yr that the modern-day racing calendar being busier, in addition to Hamilton having a “so superior” automotive and engine to different rivals, makes comparability tough.

Talking on the In The Quick Lane podcast in October 2020, Stewart stated: “I don’t assume that you could account [for] that form of stage of success.

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“Simply because in the present day there are 20, 22 races, whereas within the outdated days when for instance Juan Manuel Fangio, raced perhaps generally six, eight or 9 races a yr in System 1.

‘To say that Lewis is the best driver of all time, can be tough for me to justify, within the sheer energy of what the opposite drivers had been doing.

“Lewis drives extraordinarily nicely, make no mistake, I’m not in any approach diminishing his abilities, however it isn’t the identical.

“Lewis made an excellent resolution when he left McLaren at the moment and went to Mercedes-Benz. And I take my hat off to him for making that call.

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“However frankly, the automotive and the engine at the moment are so superior that it’s virtually unfair on the remainder of the sector.”

Resulting from difficulties evaluating the modern-day automotive and calendar with that of the previous, Stewart doesn’t even have Hamilton in his prime three racing drivers of all time.

He added: “Juan Manuel Fangio in my thoughts is the best driver that’s ever lived.

“With Jim Clark because the second-greatest, even forward of [Ayrton] Senna.”

Fangio gained 5 world titles within the Fifties. Scottish racer Clark gained two world titles in 1963 and 1965.

On the time of his loss of life, on the age of 32, Clark had gained extra F1 races and achieved extra podiums than every other driver.

Senna gained three world titles in 1988, 1990 and 1991 earlier than tragically shedding his life when crashing on the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

SunSport’s motorsport correspondent Ben Hunt disagrees with Sir Jackie nonetheless, placing Hamilton at No1.

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Senna baggage second spot with Schumacher, winner of seven world titles, in third.

Clark is fourth with Fangio in fifth.