They say champions are a rare breed and the right guy can smell a talent from far away. They walk differently, they talk differently and there's an aura around them that's unmistakable. Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are the best drivers in the last two generations that have raced in Formula One.
Just like everything else there's something peculiarly similar in champions as well and when we sat down we tried to find out what it was and with Lewis already marching towards his 6th title I sat down to draw some comparisons in the careers of these two drivers. Let's go through some similarities we found out between the two legends.
#1 Immediate Impact
Both Lewis and Schumacher burst to the scene and made an immediate impact in their respective careers which confirmed that these gentlemen were destined for greatness. Schumacher for his part made his debut in weird circumstances for Jordan as a makeshift replacement for the Jordan driver Bertrand Gashot and in just his first race impressed so much that he was picked up by Benetton for the rest of the season.
In his first full season he finished ahead of Ayrton Senna in the championship and was consistently battling him throughout the season and in the end, came out on top. Lewis on his part made a mark by debuting in a McLaren and pretty much trading blow for blow with the reigning World Champion(and Team Leader) Fernando Alonso. He led the championship for most of the season only to lose it in the very last race. In his very first season, he very clearly showed that he was going to be in Formula one for a very long time.