“But if he’s not within striking distance, that won’t work.
“In addition, he can slow down a competitor a little before the pit stop, so that there is the distance that you need as a leader.
“The current situation shows Hamilton’s class when you see what he’s doing with the car in relation to Bottas.”
Verstappen remains four points ahead of Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship as both men failed to score points.
“The fight for the world championship is extremely exciting,” Schumacher added.
“Lewis Hamilton really has to go to the limit now. Mistakes happen, like now in Baku. In recent years he has always been in a comfort zone. “