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Mosley: Hamilton is no Schumi

Mosley: Hamilton is no Schumi
Eurosport - Mon, 25 Feb 17:44:00 2008
FIA President Max Mosley has agreed with the assertion of Michael Schumacher's manager Willi Weber that Lewis Hamilton will never go on to rival the Ferrari legend's achievements in the sport.

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Both drivers are currently testing in Barcelona today - Hamilton for McLaren-Mercedes and Schumacher for the Italian team that he won five of his seven world championship titles with.

Mosley stressed that despite the British ace's stunning debut season in the top flight last year - during which he came within a whisker of winning the title on his maiden attempt - he would still put his money on the man from Kerpen had the 39-year-old not hung up his competitive helmet.

"Schumacher!" the FIA President responded, when asked by Austrian broadcaster ORF who he believed would win a hypothetical head-to-head between the pair.

"If you think about his team-mates, they were almost all very strong, and some of them were tremendously strong, but he was always the strongest."

Both drivers went up against world champions in their first season - Hamilton taking on Fernando Alonso and Schumacher shaping up against Nelson Piquet.

The German went on to enjoy support from the likes of Eddie Irvine, Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa as he broke every record the sport has ever known.

In the same interview, Mosley added that he hoped cost-cutting in F1 would help attract new manufacturers to the uppermost echelon.

"If we can succeed in what we intend, and a manufacturer can clearly see that the costs are under control and the research expenditures are reasonable and in a useful direction, then I think we will see new ones," he said.

However, he controversially spoke out against the introduction of bio-fuels into motor racing despite the FIA decreeing a 5.75 per cent blend in 2008. The 69-year-old said that instead favoured the forthcoming KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) route.

"I have enormous concerns about bio-fuel, though. What we really need to be looking at is better exploiting the source of the energy," he said.

Mosley also refuted Bernie Ecclestone's claim that spying will always be a part of F1 following the espionage scandal saying he did not foresee anything similar happening again.

"I think people always knew what was not allowed," he added, "but now it has been underlined. We will never again see something on the scale of last year."

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