Brawn salutes ‘distinctive approach’ Hamilton has achieved greatness
Lewis Hamilton has discovered a singular approach of turning into one of many best drivers in Formulation 1 historical past, in line with his former staff principal Ross Brawn.
Brawn labored with Hamilton at Mercedes in 2013 and was additionally a part of the Ferrari staff that dominated F1 within the early 2000s, with Michael Schumacher successful 5 straight drivers’ titles. Evaluating the 2 most profitable drivers within the sport’s historical past, Brawn says their life had been very totally different however exhibits what might be achieved with totally different approaches.
“It’s onerous to search out something new to say concerning the trajectory of Lewis Hamilton’s Formulation 1 profession,” Brawn mentioned. “One may let the statistics do the speaking however that might be a slightly dry approach of acknowledging his sporting greatness.
“Due to this fact, I believe the perfect praise I will pay Lewis at the moment is to say that he has discovered a singular approach of being an excellent champion. I’ve to confess that after I began working with him again in 2013 I used to be barely nervous about his method to being an expert racing driver. For me, the benchmark was Michael Schumacher, a person completely devoted to chasing success and on the identical time very eager to protect his privateness and that of his household. Even then, Lewis was demonstrating a very eclectic method to his profession and whereas completely skilled he most well-liked a way of life that was undoubtedly much less monastic than Michael’s.”
Brawn added that credit score should go to Mercedes for offering the suitable situations for Hamilton to have the ability to carry out at his greatest.
“Lewis has all the time been snug transferring in numerous circles, reminiscent of music and vogue, and that’s given him the vitality to develop his expertise nonetheless additional, whereas all the time guaranteeing he’s in the perfect bodily form potential, which is significant within the trendy Formulation 1 period.
“And at Mercedes, Lewis has discovered the suitable assist in an atmosphere that’s stimulating technically however that on the identical time permits him the liberty he completely wants. I subsequently congratulate Toto Wolff and the entire staff, as they’ve not solely given him an incredible automobile yr after yr however they’ve allowed Lewis to develop and develop to turn out to be one of many best drivers within the historical past of Formulation 1, actually the strongest of the final 15 years.”