Pat Symonds can look back on a long career in formula 1. The 65-Year-old worked at the beginning of the 1980s, for the first time in the Premier class and was last seen in the 2016 season for Williams active. Over the years, the British engineer has worked in formula 1 with drivers like Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Ayrton Senna.

In an Interview with the ‘F1 Racing’ speaks Symonds about his time with Schumacher at Benetton in the 90s, and reveals, among other things, who was the record-breaking world champion in his setting of the similar. His surprising answer: “the One who has taken most of Michael, was Mark Webber. Mark and Michael were in their setting incredibly similar.”

“Mark was a fitness fanatic,” says Symonds, who was at Benetton once “Schumis” race engineer and, later, in the same Team with test pilot Webber worked together. In addition, the Australians had to put a special attention to detail and the ability to possessed, a Team around you. As a result, he had reminded Symonds “more than any other [drivers],” Schumacher said.

On the question of how similar Sebastian Vettel was the way that his idol Schumacher in his approach, responds Symonds: “With Sebastian, I’ve worked never.” It has to be assessed, therefore, difficult for him, but viewed from the outside, he will assume that Vettel, Schumacher was “the most from the current field of drivers,” in fact, on the similar.

This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann

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