“It is unbelievable what Lewis has done,” said Prost. “But you can only do that if you have a long domination and a long-term commitment with a team.
“When Michael did it we all thought it would not be possible to beat his records because of how modern Formula 1 is. But we now have a period of domination with Lewis and Mercedes.
“You can compare the dominance of Ferrari and Michael and Mercedes and Lewis because it is basically the same story.
“You have a perfect organisation with key people in the team and a number one and a number two driver. Psychologically you have a very stable situation which puts you in a very strong position.
“Sometimes people don’t realise what Lewis is doing because he has produced some exceptional laps, but he can only do that because he is comfortable in the team, confident with the team, and that can help you find the last tenths of a second.”
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