Lewis Hamilton ‘not like Michael Schumacher’ as ex-Mercedes engineer comments on struggles

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LEWIS HAMILTON has struggled for tempo this season as Mercedes have been unable to beat Ferrari and Pink Bull.

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Lewis Hamilton is ‘not like Michael Schumacher’ says former Mercedes engineer Philipp Brandle who has in contrast the 2 seven-time champions. Brandle, an aerodynamicist who spent six years at Mercedes, claims Hamilton ‘must believe within the automobile’ always.

He mentioned the Briton didn’t have the ‘technical background’ which allowed Schumacher to realize a lot success. Chatting with speedweek.com, he mentioned: “Lewis must believe within the automobile, which is essential to him.

“He’s not like [Michael] Schumacher and doesn’t have the technical background. However he can really feel the automobile significantly nicely.” Mercedes have been unable to match the tempo of Ferrari and Pink Bull this season with the Silver Arrows now the third-fastest automobile on the grid.

Nevertheless, Hamilton has notably struggled in comparison with his new team-mate George Russell. The previous Williams man has crushed the previous champion in each race bar one this season and is over 30 factors forward within the championship.

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Lewis Hamilton 'not like Michael Schumacher' as ex-Mercedes engineer comments on struggles

Lewis Hamilton is ‘not like Michael Schumacher’ (Picture: Getty)

Hamilton has scored extra wins than Schumacher however each are tied on seven world titles. The Mercedes star got here near surpassing the document with an eighth crown final season earlier than lacking out in his battle with Max Verstappen.

However, Schumacher’s former Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello has beforehand claimed Hamilton was the higher driver when evaluating the 2.

He mentioned: “Hamilton higher than Schumacher? I feel so. I competed with each however was solely there within the early years of Hamilton, however I feel so.”

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Lewis Hamilton 'not like Michael Schumacher' as ex-Mercedes engineer comments on struggles

Lewis Hamilton has gained extra races than Schumacher however each have gained seven titles (Picture: Getty)

Nevertheless, former world champion Jacques Villeneuve claimed he didn’t consider Hamilton was the higher driver in comparison with Schumacher or Ayrton Senna. He steered the Briton has solely gained within the ‘finest automobile’ and had the help of the ‘total workforce’.

He advised Corriere della Sera: “I do not know. “Michael and Ayrton gained in automobiles who should not have gained, in difficult conditions with out the assistance of their groups. Lewis has at all times dominated with the perfect automobile and the help of the complete workforce. We must see what he does with out these two circumstances.”

Fernando Alonso has additionally beforehand steered Schumacher was the tougher driver to beat in a swipe at Hamilton.

He defined: “I keep in mind Michael as a driver who is difficult to beat, one with the best expertise. He had that little one thing. Lewis is superb and the perfect of his era. However he did not win the world title with McLaren when he was a teammate of Jenson [Button].

“At Mercedes, Nico Rosberg additionally gained the world championship. Michael by no means had such competitors. He at all times gained. For me, Michael is one step forward.”

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