Lewis Hamilton believes he is capable of continuing to win in F1 "for a long time" as he starts to plot the next phase of his career fresh from winning his fourth world title. Hamilton's first race as a four-time champion comes in Sunday's Brazilian GP, with the Mercedes driver set to start as favourite for pole position and victory after a near-flawless performance in Friday practice saw him top both sessions. Having now exceeded his career target of winning three titles to match his hero Ayrton Senna, Hamilton says he just wants to continue winning races - knowing every fresh success will bring him ever closer to Michael Schumacher's all-time mark of 91 victories.
Michael Schumacher has been voted the greatest Ferrari driver of all-time in a reader poll conducted by F1 Racing magazine, topping the list ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Gilles Villeneuve. To celebrate 70 years of Ferrari, F1 Racing asked its readers and the online forum of FerrariChat to vote for the greatest Ferrari driver of all-time. To narrow the criteria, the voting was limited to the 38 drivers who have won a world championship grand prix for Ferrari since 1950 and the results have been unveiled in this month’s edition of F1 Racing, that went on sale in the UK today (November 16). Thousands took part in the online poll and Schumacher was so popular, he registered over 50% of the entire vote from the global fanbase. Of the F1 drivers still racing, Fernando Alonso was rated
Michael Schumacher's final Monaco Grand Prix-winning Ferrari has collected $7,504,000 at an auction in New York, making it the most valuable modern era F1 car ever sold at auction. Chassis #211, the same F2001 that took the German to the fourth of his seven World Championships, was auctioned off at the Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Manhattan for the eye-watering price tag, a record for modern F1 machinery. A portion of proceeds from the sale will be donated by the former owner to Michael Schumacher’s Keep Fighting Foundation. The car is not only famous for being Schumacher's final Monaco winner, but also the car in which he won the 2001 Hungarian GP, the race that clinched him that fourth title.