Hamilton wants better legacy than Schumacher

Stephan Heublein

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he intends to leave formula one with a better legacy than Michael Schumacher's.

Despite showing a reluctance to wade into the rekindled 'Rascasse scandal' of 2006, the McLaren driver admitted in Monaco that Schumacher's reputation as a cheat is not one he wants to emulate.

"When I think about history, it is not just about me, it is about how my family raised me, where we came from," British newspapers quote the 25-year-old as saying in Monaco.

"For that to be tainted by something like that would devastate me."