Toto Wolff takes firm stance on greatest F1 driver regardless if Lewis Hamilton wins title

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes no one will overshadow the greatest of Michael Schumacher, even if Lewis Hamilton wins a record-breaking eighth world title on Sunday. Hamilton is on the brink of history if he can beat Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the pair level on points heading into the season finale this weekend.

Hamilton would automatically become the greatest Formula One driver of all time, if he manages to clinch his eighth title and do one better than Schumacher’s seven.

But Wolff believes the German “shaped a generation” in his journey to the top, before his retirement from the sport in 2012.

“Nobody will ever be bigger than Schumi,” Wolff told German newspaper BILD. “Even if the statistics sees Lewis in front. But Michael shaped a generation like no other, he is iconic.

“You cannot make comparisons across generations. Lewis is the greatest of his generation.”

In a winner-take-all duel in the desert, both Verstappen and Hamilton know the title could be decided by the smallest of margins.

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