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03 January 2021 14:33

BBC Sport recently shared footage from their archives showing Schumacher talking about Hamilton back in 2008.

Michael Schumacher celebrates his 52nd birthday today, but the German no longer sits unparalleled when it comes to F1's greatest drivers. Lewis Hamilton recently matched his record of seven F1 Drivers' Championships. So we'll now take a look at what Schumacher said about the Brit. BBC Sport recently shared footage from their archives showing Schumacher talking about Hamilton back in 2008. And the Ferrari icon expressed a belief the Brit could better his F1 exploits, saying: "I really rate him very highly.

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"Because what he has done, in such a short time since arriving and competing last year with Alonso and being very quick talks for itself. "But then I'm always a little bit concerned when we talk about is he the best, is he not the best, is he better than Felipe Massa or not? "I think you need to look at the circumstance. They're not always very clear, from the outside." When asked if any driver could dominate, and asked specifically if Hamilton could, Schumacher said: "I would say yes. THINK YOU KNOW SPORT? Test your sporting knowledge with our tricky quiz