Dec.23 - Michael Schumacher was a more "complete" racing driver than fellow and new seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

That is the view of 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, who is uniquely positioned to comment given that he was consecutively paired with both drivers at Mercedes before retiring.

The 35-year-old German was asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung to compare the greatness of the similarly-aged Hamilton and Schumacher, who is now 51.

"Schumacher was certainly the most complete racing driver of all," Rosberg said.

"The way in which he lived in this sport, his motivation to improve himself and the team in every conceivable area, was gigantic. In my opinion it has never happened a second time in Formula 1," he added.

However, while his relationship with Hamilton was strained as their partnership came to an end in 2016, Rosberg said he does not underestimate the Briton's talent.

"He is a natural - a racing driver from another planet," he said. "He gets into a racing car and is instantly quick, which is pretty impressive."

However, Rosberg thinks Hamilton is riding on his coat-tails when it comes to his off-track activism.

"Lewis is working against climate change - basically he is a little in my footsteps on this path to sustainability," he said.


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  1. Harvey Hamdy

    Lewis is good. Schumacker was good. But both had the best cars on the grid, and Russell who had scored no points came on for race and nearly won it. I wonder if Lewis hurried back to make sure that Russell never got a chance to win. 80% of current F1 drivers would win in a decent car.

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  2. JTS

    NO ONE cares what Rosberg says. Actions always speaks louder than words.
    When Sir Lewis picks up his 8th title at the end of this year, you will still hear the Rosbergs of this world decrying the British champion.
    A great shame Rosberg and his ilk do not possess sportsmanship in the true sense of the word.

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