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10/08/19
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Villeneuve: Schumacher and Hamilton only as good as their great cars
Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are made-men - made great by this man - Aldo Costa - who designed their cars
Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are made-men - made great by this man - Aldo Costa - who designed their cars
Former Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has taken fire at Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, claiming their success in the sport is mainly down to the cars they were driving designed by Aldo Costa.

With 12 World Championships shared between them, Hamilton and Schumacher are two of the most successful F1 drivers ever

Both household names, Schumacher is known for his time at Ferrari, where he spent a decade of his career, and spent the majority of it dominating his peers on the race track.

Hamilton, who currently drives for Mercedes, clinched his fifth world title last season and now leads the 2019 standings by 73 points.

Yet, according to Villeneuve, the pair only have their cars to thank for their success.

“These two drivers only won when they had the best car,” the Canadian told Motorsport-Total.com, as per PlanetF1.

“They’ve always had the best car in their entire career and, if you put Lewis in a Williams, you do not win.

“There [at Mercedes] he builds a team around him, that’s all, he might not have won in a Ferrari.”

Aldo Costa World Championships

No.SeasonsConstructors' ChampionDrivers' ChampionCars
11999 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariN/AF399
22000 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariMichael SchumacherF1-2000
32001 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariMichael SchumacherF2001
42002 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariMichael SchumacherF2002
52003 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariMichael SchumacherF2003-GA
62004 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariMichael SchumacherF2004
72007 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariKimi RaikkonenF2007
82008 FIA Formula One SeasonFerrariN/AF2008
92014 FIA Formula One SeasonMercedesLewis HamiltonF1 W05 Hybrid
102015 FIA Formula One SeasonMercedesLewis HamiltonF1 W06 Hybrid
112016 FIA Formula One SeasonMercedesNico RosbergF1 W07 Hybrid
122017 FIA Formula One SeasonMercedesLewis HamiltonF1 W08 EQ Power+
132018 FIA Formula One SeasonMercedesLewis HamiltonF1 W09 EQ Power+
142019 FIA Formula One SeasonMercedesLewis HamiltonF1 W10 EQ Power+

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