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THE 'MORNING AFTER THE DAY BEFORE'

"Lewis Hamilton will BEAT Michael Schumacher's championship record", Nigel Mansell is convinced...

Nigel Mansell has no doubts that Lewis Hamilton will establish himself as the most successful driver in Formula One history by surpassing Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles.  

Hamilton has surpassed the legendary German's total grand prix wins this season having won nine of the opening three races. 

Mercedes have shown an incredible dominance over the rest of the field which is a distinct difference for Mansell who was used to lining up on a grid with as many as seven or eight world champions at any one time.

Speaking on The Gary Newbon Sports Show with Jewson, Mansell said:  'I don't think there is any question (Hamilton will take the record). And that is not to belittle the talent Michael (Schumacher) had because when he was at Ferrari, Michael won three world championships with reliability alone. 

'All the other manufacturers had not caught up with Ferrari so their cars were still breaking down. 

'Lewis, (Valtteri) Bottas and you have to say the Silver Arrow Mercedes have just done an outstanding job year after year and Lewis has been fortunate to have capitalised on it. I predicted this years ago, it is fantastic what he has achieved.' © Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd 2020.  Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group.