The Mercedes’s three-time world champion impressed during the qualification of Belgium’s Grand Prix. The Record time gave him pole a position, and a personal congrats from Michael Schumacher.
“It’s a dream to make such a lap time on my favorite course. I really have the best job available, says Lewis Hamilton who took his 68th pole position and touched Michael Schumacher’s old record.
He was congratulated by F1’s sports director Ross Brawn, who is close friend of seventh world champion Schumacher. “Schumi” has not had a chance to visit F1 since he was injured in a ski accident a couple of years ago, but his family follows the sport.
“I have a greeting from Corinna Schumacher and the family,” says Ross Brawn.
“She admits that Michael always made the record for some star to beat in the future, so congratulations Lewis.
Schumacher shouts to Lewis Hamilton in Belgium
Schumacher had a very special relationship with the F1 course Spa-Francorchamps, he debuted there, winning his first race there, winning his seventh World Cup title there; and also driving his 300 GP on that particular track.
Feeling Honored by the Schumacher-praise
– I just want to say thank you. I have had the honor of being able to compete against him on his go-kart course and in F1, “Hamilton says after qualifying.
“It’s an honor to be touching his record, but he will still be one of the biggest of them all.
Behind him, World Cup leader Sebastian Vettel runs in second and Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes as three.
“I had a good feeling in Q1, but I lost that feeling and had some problems in the second sector in Q2,” says Sebastian Vettel.
“But until the last lap in Q3, the car came back to me. Starting line two is a good position and I’m looking forward to the race tomorrow.
Ericsson fastest in the team
Marcus Ericsson, who knows he must perform to stay in F1, he must defeat his team colleague Pascal Wehrlein.
“I have to show that I’m driving F1 2018, I’m driving for my future. We know we can not compete with our opponents because we have an old engine, Pascal is my measure, “he said in an exclusive interview with Sportbladet.
– We are even, and the statistics say something else. Looking at it, he has a clear takeover, but looking at each pass, it separates one hundredths. Now I have to hit back, have those hundreds on my side. I have to show what I can.