Lewis Hamilton was left shocked after Michael Schumacher’s son gave him one of the F1 legend’s crash helmets.
Hamilton, 35, was presented with the red helmet by Schumacher’s son Mick after he took a record-equalling 91st victory at the Eifel Grand Prix.
“Congratulations, and this is from all of us,” he said.
Hamilton responded: “I really am honoured man, thank you so much. Such an honour.”
“I’m honoured, I don’t even know what to say,” Hamilton said after the match. “When you grow up watching someone and you genuinely idolise them, in terms of the quality of the driver they are.
“Seeing his dominance for so long I didn’t think I’d be anywhere near Michael in terms of records so it’s an incredible honour. It’s going to take time to get used to it.
“It was only when I got into the pit-lane I realised I had equalled it. A big thank you and huge respect to Michael. I feel humbled by the moment. Hopefully we have more records to break.”
In an interview with Sky Sports, Hamilton said: “I remember sitting with my brother and dad watching races every Sunday, watching Michael storm ahead.
“We would watch the first half and then at the end me and my brother would race a computer game upstairs and I would be Michael.
He continued: “I was always Michael he was phenomenal. That was when I was 13 or 14. I did one day dream of being here but this is beyond my wildest dreams of reaching Michael’s wins.
“It’s very hard to describe how I feel my mind is blown. I have a bit of a headache.”
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