MAY 5, 2015
Vettel a F1 great, Hamilton not yet says Moss
F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss has admitted he is an avowed fan of Sebastian Vettel.
That is despite the fact that it is Moss' fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton who is dominating formula one at present.
But "I don't think Lewis is great yet," the 85-year-old, commonly referred to as the best driver never to win a F1 title, told the Guardian.
Moss also questions Hamilton's focus, surmising that "The thing Lewis is really interested in is music, not driving".
At the same time, Moss does not hide his admiration of Ferrari driver Vettel.
"I'm a big fan of Sebastian," he told Germany's Auto Bild.
"He's a great guy and a great driver -- I even got a mini-helmet autographed by him!"
Asked what he most likes about the quadruple world champion, Moss answered: "He is a big fan of the sport, and passion like that is important if you want to be a great racing driver.
"Despite his success, he has kept his feet on the ground. He is a likeable young man who respects his opponents, which reminds me of Fangio. He was also a very well-balanced personality like that.
"I also admire his courage in going to Ferrari," Moss continued, "and how quickly he has brought order into that team.
"At least since his Ferrari win, Sebastian is one of the greatest of our sport."