Carey: Apart from Lewis we have some very interesting drivers

Some “interesting drivers” of the new generation can rival Lewis Hamilton’s top spot in Formula 1 according to Chase Carey, the sport’s chief executive.

Amid a general recent decline in television ratings, some are worried that the eventual retirement of F1’s only real superstar would be a massive further blow.

But Carey thinks there are others on the rise and told Sport Bild, “We’ve seen Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen fighting for victory. So there’s those two, Lando Norris, and also George Russell has a wonderful personality.

“Lewis is undoubtedly a great world champion, and he may even become the greatest of all time. But we also have some very interesting drivers. In part that’s because we have managed to integrate Formula 3 and Formula 2 with Formula 1 a lot better than before,” Carey added.

One potential F1 superstar of the future who is currently in Formula 2 is Mick Schumacher, the son of the most successful driver of all time. But his rookie F2 season has not been good so far.

“As Michael’s son, Mick has a special place but he also has to get the chance to be himself and reach his own goals,” Carey said.

“We want to give him a chance to pursue his dreams, but no market ever depends on a single driver,” added the F1 chief.

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