But Schumacher’s son Mick, who races in F2, has revealed what his father would think about Hamilton’s efforts.
“One sentence my dad always used to say was records are there to be broken,” said the 21-year-old.
“It’s everybody’s aim in the sport to do that. I think Lewis had a very, very good run – he had a very consecutive and positive run.”
Hamilton said: “It’s been the best eight years of my life but there was still a lot of success before that with McLaren and that was a great period of my life also – a lot of learning, a lot of success together, which was awesome.”