Max Verstappen opens up on Lewis Hamilton private chat after breaking Schumacher's record

He added: “I think, to Lewis, it’s incredible. He’s also going for his seven world titles, which is very impressive.

“Everyone knows he is very quick, but I think what has been also a real strong point is that he is very consistent, very rarely makes a mistake and that’s why I think he got to these numbers so quick. Yeah, it’s just very impressive.”

After breaking the record of Schumacher, Hamilton couldn’t hide his delight and marking his name in F1 history.

He said: “I could only ever have dreamed of being where I am today.

“I didn’t have a magic ball when I chose to come to this team and partner with these great people, but here I am.