Felipe Massa praises Hamilton

Felipe Massa praises Hamilton

Three-time and soon-to-be four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, 32, earned extremely high praised from fellow competitor Felipe Massa, who has 11 Formula One victories to his name and has finished as high as 2nd place in the drivers standings, which he did in the 2008 season behind Hamilton when Hamilton won his first career title. Many people consider Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna the greatest Formula One drivers of all-time while hesitating to put Lewis Hamilton in the same discussion as them. But Felipe Massa doesn’t hesitate.


“Lewis is definitely one of the best drivers in the history of Formula One. You cannot really take him away or (place him) in a different level compared to Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna. He’s there.”


“All the time you saw Lewis in the car he was impressive. He impressed the people in whatever category he did. It was the same with Ayrton Senna. It was the same with Michael Schumacher. The problem is people always love to look back and say in the past it was much better than now, which is not true.


“If (in football) you see Cristiano Ronaldo, (Lionel) Messi and some other players, maybe even Neymar will be very soon on that level, they have nothing to lose compared to Maradona, Pele or whoever. It’s the same here.”


source: www.beyondtheflag.com