“I think he’s more complete than Michael.
“I think he went about those results in a technically cleaner executed way, just by the way of wheel-to-wheel combat and no real trickery in his contacts with the other drivers.
“I think he’s certainly up there. I mean, obviously Alain Prost, where do you go with the (Niki) Laudas, the (Jackie) Stewarts, or (Ayrton) Senna?
“Clearly Michael is absolutely in there, he’s got all the records in terms of championships and race victories, but I’m confident that Lewis can give those a red hot go.”
Mercedes remain the team to beat once again this season with the 2020 season getting underway in Australia next weekend.