“He’s young enough that he can probably become the all-time winningest. It’s a record that I never thought anyone would come close to, a record that’s owned by Michael Schumacher, of course.”
However, while Andretti’s admiration for Hamilton’s own track record is immense, the 1978 F1 world champion admits the 35-year-old has always been armed with a winning car throughout his career.
“Lewis has always had competitive cars,” he added. “I don’t remember in his Formula 1 career whether, if at any time, he was with a non-winning potential car.
“He did his job and he keeps doing it, so I’m all in. Obviously I’ve always been a fan of his and he’s, I’m sure, the envy of many other drivers.
“He has the equipment and he’s making the most of it and that’s what a driver’s supposed to do.”
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