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Mick Schumacher gives Lewis Hamilton an emotional gift - now it is clear who was really behind it

2020-10-13T07:55:04.257Z

This gesture gets under your skin: After Lewis Hamilton sets Michael Schumacher's record, Mick Schumacher gives him a present live in front of the camera.



This gesture gets under your skin: After Lewis Hamilton sets Michael Schumacher's record, Mick Schumacher gives him a present live in front of the camera.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    set

    a record for

    Michael Schumacher

    *

    with his victory at the

    Nürburgring

    .

  • Mick Schumacher

    *, son of the German Formula 1 legend, suddenly crashes the interview.

  • He hands the Briton a

    helmet

    belonging to his father Michael - mother Corinna was probably the driving force behind it.

Update from October 12, 3:35 p.m.:

Mick Schumacher

presented

Lewis Hamilton with

a helmet from his father - and the Briton was very moved by it.

Now more details about the unexpected gesture came to light.

As the

picture

apparently knows,

Corinna Schumacher was

behind the gift.

The wife of Formula 1 legend

Michael Schumacher

probably gave the impetus.

As a result, the family agreed that Hamilton should get a token of recognition from the Schumacher family.

In the end, the decision should have been made between a

helmet

and a

racing suit

.

Via

Instagram *

The family congratulated the Mercedes driver with an emotional statement: “Big congratulations to Lewis, what an impressive performance.

We can't deny that we would have liked to have kept the record in the family.

But as Michael has always said: Records are there to be broken. "

Check out this post on Instagram

Message of the Schumacher Family on Lewis Hamilton winning his 91st Grand Prix and thus equalling Michael's record 'Big congrats to Lewis, what an impressive achievement of a truly great driver.

We cannot deny we would have loved for Michael to hold those records, but as he himself always used to say: records are there to be broken. '

@lewishamilton @ f1 Pic by LIU JIN / AFP

A post shared by Michael Schumacher (@michaelschumacher) on Oct 11, 2020 at 1:06 am PDT

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton receives original helmet from Michael Schumacher

Update from October 12th, 9:40 am:

On Sunday, Mercedes driver

Lewis Hamilton

in the Eifel with his 91st victory in Formula 1

drew level

with Michael Schumacher and shaped the racing weekend with his emotional victory.

In addition,

Mick Schumacher presented

the British superstar with a helmet from his legendary father.

“Congratulations on behalf of our entire family.

A great achievement ”, the

21-year-old

Formula 2 driver

congratulated

the 35-year-old record hunter, who is currently leading the drivers' standings by 69 points.

Formula 1: Emotional moment when the helmet was handed over - it was a special piece

Hamilton can to his seventh world title

next record

of

Michael Schumacher

set, should it seek no more riders in this year's season.

The winner of the Grand Prix of the Eifel said: “Michael is an icon, a legend of the sport, he will always be.

He pushed the boundaries.

This number is so big, it's so hard to beat. "

As Hamilton further announced, he is planning a

museum

for his trophies, in which Michael Schumacher's helmet could also be an exhibit.

The helmet that was presented to him is from the 2012 season when Schumacher was just

starting

for

Mercedes

.

According to information from the

picture

, the helmet is said to be a piece from the

private collection

of the Schumacher family in Switzerland, which Schumi manager

Sabine Kehm

brought to the paddock on Sunday.

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A record we could barely imagine would one day be matched.



Lewis Hamilton equals the legendary Michael Schumacher's win tally, earning a special prize from Michael's son, Mick 🤝 # EifelGP 🇩🇪 # F1 pic.twitter.com/3B2SFE4JKe

- Formula 1 (@ F1) October 11, 2020

Formula 1: Mick Schumacher hands Lewis Hamilton his father's helmet after a record

First report from October 11th

- Nürburgring -

Lewis Hamilton

has achieved what was long considered unattainable: With his

91st Grand Prix victory, he

set

Michael Schumacher's *

record

.

After the race, the Brit will give an

interview

- what happens then doesn't just give every Formula 1 * fan goose bumps.

One person suddenly crashes the interview.

And it's not just any person, but

Mick Schumacher of

all people

.

The young driver, who was supposed to make his debut in the

Alfa Romeo

*

on Friday

, is giving Hamilton a very personal gift.

He presented the new record holder with a

red helmet from

his father

Michael Schumacher

.

With this, he expresses his appreciation on behalf of the family for the exceptional performance of the Mercedes driver.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton touched by an emotional gesture - "Michael is a legend"

Hamilton and Schumacher talk briefly and then say goodbye with a handshake.

Hamilton is visibly touched by the gift, shakes his head several times and of course is asked about the gesture afterwards.

"I do not know what to say.

This moment is unique.

It is such a great honor for me to

set

Michael Schumacher's

record

.

As a child I always looked up to him, he was always my role model.

Setting that record now is surreal.

It will take a bit of time before I realize that, ”says Hamilton, adding:“ Michael Schumacher is a legend ”.

A very special gift to celebrate a landmark victory 🎁 # EifelGP 🇩🇪 # F1 pic.twitter.com/N7GNU97C2v

- Formula 1 (@ F1) October 11, 2020

Hamilton then takes the helmet with him on the

podium

and raises it up several times - all in front of the eyes of the German fans who were admitted to the Grand Prix.

It couldn't be more emotional.

Later he also spoke about the young Formula 1 aspirant Mick Schumacher at the press conference.

"He's a great talent," said Hamilton.

Formula 1: Hülkenberg manages a phenomenal race to catch up - Ricciardo with longed-for podium

At the same time he thanked his team.

“When I got into the pit lane, it was clear to me: Okay, I can set the record.

The whole team pushed and did everything for it.

Many Thanks."

Despite the win and the historic record, Hamilton wasn't the only hero of the day.

Nico Hülkenberg

managed to

catch up brilliantly

in his role as last-minute substitute driver for

Racing Point

* - starting from last place, he fought his way up to eighth place.

And that without any training kilometer.

The German was voted driver of the day.

Even

Daniel Ricciardo

was celebrated deal for his podium, it was the first Renault podium for nine years.

(epp)

* tz.de is part of the Ippen editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Bryn Lennon / dpa

Source: merkur

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