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Nico Rosberg: Lewis Hamilton can break Michael Schumacher's records

Baku, October 31, AZERTAC

Nico Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton can realistically target Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 records of 91 race wins and seven world championships before the end of his current Mercedes contract, according to Autosport.

Hamilton sealed his fifth world title in the Mexican Grand Prix, and he currently has 71 wins to his name, and another two years on his deal with Mercedes.

"For Lewis now, with five titles, unbelievable," said 2016 world champion Rosberg, in a message of congratulations he posted on his YouTube channel after the race.

"It's crazy to think, and equalling [Juan Manuel] Fangio [as a five-time world champion] - crazy.

"He can seriously go for Schumacher's records now. He's got two more years on the contract, and Schumi is only two titles away, 20 race wins away, even that's possible in two years.

"It's amazing. He can really try to become statistically the best of all-time, which is unreal, but it is a possibility, and I'm sure he's going to be motivated by that."

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