London — Gerhard Berger has always rated former teammate Ayrton Senna in a league of his own but he says Lewis Hamilton now ranks alongside the late Brazilian Formula One champion in his estimation. Speaking ahead of the 25th anniversary of Senna’s death at Imola on May 1, Berger told reporters his friend still led as a personality and the legend that surrounds him. In purely sporting terms, however, the similarities were clear. “Everybody asks me: ‘How do you see this driver against Ayrton?’ and I always, in all the years, say: ‘I don’t see anybody near to Ayrton’,”explained the Austrian, who partnered Senna at McLaren from 1990-92. “But Lewis is [now] the first driver I put on the same level as Ayrton.” Berger, who won 10 races for Benetton, McLaren and Ferrari between 1986 and 1997 and now runs the DTM (German Touring Car) series, said statistics were only one way of measuring greatness. “I go more by feeling and watching, and for me — and there were great champions like Nelson [...

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