Friday June 29th, 2001
Michael Schumacher deserves to break Alain Prost's record of most number of wins in Formula One, according to the four-time World Champion himself.
Schumacher currently has 49 victories to his name, having scored five wins in nine races so far in 2001, and the three-time World Champion is only two victories away from equalling Prost's all-time record of 51.
The Frenchman, who retired at the end of the 1993 season, believes Schumacher deserves the new record and he is ready to accept it.
"My feeling is that it's going to happen," said Prost. "But I feel that he deserves to have this kind of record. You cannot win more than 50 races if you are not any good and Michael is one of the best of all-time.
"But at the end not many drivers have won more than 50 races and I will be one of them."
Published at 14:44:03 GMT