"Records are there to be broken" - Schumacher targets Hamilton's eventual milestone
Mick Schumacher has made clear his ambition to one day claim Formula 1's victory record for himself.
Lewis Hamilton heads into Sunday's Russian Grand Prix with 90 grand prix wins to his name, one short of Michael Schumacher's all-time benchmark, and with the likelihood he will stretch that to three figures over time.
Mick, the current Formula 2 championship leader hotly tipped for an F1 seat in 2021, would like to again stamp the Schumacher name on a record few thought would ever be beaten when Michael retired.
"I think one sentence my dad always used to say was 'records are there to be broken' and I think it's everybody's aim in this sport to do that," said Schumacher.
"I think Lewis has had a very, very good run. He has had a very consecutive and positive run.
"They say records are there to be broken and obviously from our side, I think we'd see it on the good side, too."
While acknowledging the positive impact Hamilton's success has had on F1, he also declared his own lofty ambitions.
"Obviously, it's good for the sport," added Schumacher on what Hamilton has so far achieved. "He's been very influential in this sport, too.
"The next aim would be then, I guess for me, if I do make the step to F1, [is] to break that in."
Although it was Hamilton who replaced Michael Schumacher at Mercedes at the end of 2012, the paths of Mick and the Briton have crossed, but due to circumstances of late, that has not happened so often.
"Obviously, Lewis coming to Mercedes after my dad left, I was at the track a few times and kind of got to speak to him at certain moments. Obviously, he's a very busy man, I'm quite [busy] too," remarked Schumacher.
"Especially now due to Covid, it's quite difficult to kind of speak to each other. So I'm kind of focusing on myself right now and Lewis is doing the same for him."
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