National treasure Captain Tom Moore has backed Lewis Hamilton to become a record-equalling seven-time Formula 1 world champion.
Moore, who broke a record of his own after raising an incredible £32.8m for the NHS’ fight against the coronavirus, is a long-time fan of Formula 1 and underlined his knowledge about the sport and its leading star when speaking on the latest Sky F1 Vodcast.
Hamilton sent Captain Tom a congratulating message on social media for his fundraising efforts and Captain Tom said of the Mercedes drivers’ attempt to match Michael Schumacher‘s title record: “Of course he can! Never let that be a doubt in your mind – of course he will.”
“He hasn’t finished yet, he’s not an old man, he’s still a young man. He can keep going for a long time, it just depends on whether the car can keep ahead as they are now.”
“But there are other cars who are doing their best to catch up and pass Mercedes.”
McLaren is one of the team Captain Tom Moore hopes will continue to close the gap to F1’s six-time champions, who his family has a special affiliation for.
“I can remember when McLaren was the winner used to win and win and win,” Captain Tom recalls.
“One day I’m sure it will be the same because McLaren are improving all the time.”