Sebastian Vettel believes that even though Sir Stirling Moss didn’t win the World Championship, few can compare to his racing talent.
British motor racing legend Moss died at the age of 90 at his home in London last week after battling a long-term illness.
He is widely regarded as the greatest driver to have never been Formula 1 World Champion, and the best all-round racer. He finished runner-up in the standings four years in a row from 1955-58.
And despite the lack of a title, Vettel feels Moss achieved pretty much everything there was to achieve in racing, and that very few compare to his talent.
“I think he is a great person and obviously an amazing driver in his time, he will be missed,” Vettel is quoted by Racefans.net.
“We were very lucky to have so much of him and so late in his life. So it’s a big shame. Obviously my thoughts are with [Lady] Susie and the family.
“He will always be remembered as one of the greatest drivers in Formula 1. Obviously if you look just at Formula 1 he didn’t win the world championship but he definitely deserved to do so.
“He had lots of very good races also outside Formula 1. I think he pretty much achieved everything you can achieve in the sport. He may be lacking a title in F1 but in general I think there’s not many who can compare themselves to and so on.”
As well as being an incredible racer, Vettel believes Moss should be remembered for the fantastic person that he was too.
“What really stays around is the fact that he was such a charismatic guy and such a nice person. A true gentleman,” he explained.
“Lots of things that come to my mind when speaking about Stirling. So for sure he will be missed.”