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Lewis Hamilton admits it feels strange to be considered among Formula 1's greatest

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Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton is just four wins away from his fifth world title, with this season being one of his best, holding a 67-point lead over fellow four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel with apparent ease.

If having four, soon to be five, Formula 1 world titles under his belt isn't enough to stake his claim for the F1 'Greatest Of All Time' list, then maybe being 20 wins away from Michael Schumacher's 91 career GP victories record is.

Especially as it seems Hamilton is well within his capabilities to surpass the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver's record by averaging 10 wins per year for the last five seasons.

Aside from being one of the best drivers the sport has ever seen, Hamilton also has his own fashion line called TommyXLewis, teaming up with Tommy Hilfiger in his plan for life after F1, as well as numerous business deals and over 5M followers on Twitter and Instagram.

Although he will struggle to excel in any other field and to be anywhere near as successful as he has been in Formula 1.

The British driver was asked about being considered the GOAT in an interview with ESPN and admitted it's quite strange.

"That feels very weird.

"I think because I'm in it and living in it, I don't see that stuff.

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"It is definitely cool when people mention a great's name and they put your name alongside it. I mean, I remember me and my dad turning up at this race track, my kart shoved in the back of the car and we were nobodies." 

Hamilton has often mentioned his early years karting with his father, as he feels it pushed him to excel and see how far he has come.

Lewis Hamilton to win US GP (10/19)*

He added: "My dad had the roughest clothes on him, he looked like a tramp, and we used to watch Senna on TV -- we never thought, one day, people would mention my name in the same sentence as his. It's very, very surreal that's for sure."

Hamilton is yet to lift his fifth title, and to break Schumacher's record, is the Brit great enough to do it? Let us know in the comments below!

*Odds subject to change

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