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Hamilton: Schumacher's accident 'happens for a reason'

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has commented on Michael Schumacher's skiing accident, saying that "all things happens for a reason."

Lewis Hamilton has said of Michael Schumacher's skiing accident that 'all things happens for a reason' Credit: PA

Welcoming the news that Schumacher was showing small signs of improvement following his skiing accident in December, seven-time F1 champion Hamilton told the The Daily Telegraph that he feels the "experience will really show his character and depth".

"He's a legend in the sport, you know, who has achieved so much, a very motivated individual," he said.

"So I feel like all things happen for a reason, I think that this is an experience that will really show his character and depth and even more so than any other experiences he's had."

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Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull will be hard to beat

Lewis Hamilton has said that Red Bull will make victory difficult in today's British Grand Prix, despite qualifying in pole position.

He told BBC Sport: "Red Bull have been dominant throughout the year. We are getting closer but I don't feel we are there yet. We'll do what we can. We're in the best position to fight."

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Hamilton said: "Undoubtedly it's going to be tough to keep Sebastian [Vettel] behind us".

""I'm going to be pushing, giving my all, as I'm sure Nico [Rosberg, Mercedes team-mate] will, to finish up ahead."

"We're just going to put as much positive energy as we can towards it and we'll do the best job we can", he added.

Lewis Hamilton in pole for today's British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for his home British Formula One Grand Prix yesterday with German team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him.

Hamilton produced a lap of 1:29.07, described as "phenomenal" by defending champion Sebastien Vettel.

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