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Stirling Moss says Vettel is a modern day Fangio

The F1 legend who competed against Fangio in the 1950's has said that "Vettel is a modern Fangio, really, in Formula 1," and comparing to McLaren's British driver pairing he continued, "they are up there, but not as far as he is." When asked which McLaren driver will come out on top this year, Moss said, "Lewis does funny things, so one can't be sure. I would put my money on Jenson. Yes I would."

24 Feb - Source
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Yabba dabba doo!!! I'm the new Fangio! Yes!
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
No frickin' way Sebastian, you'd have been crap in the 50's, it was pure driver talent. No stupid frickin' technology like your Red Bull to hide behind.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
This coming from the guy who blamed his wing mirrors, the one and only non-technological part of the car, for taking out half the field last year.
MycLaren   Martin Whitmarsh
My design team assure me that will no longer be an issue this year, due to the addition of an active opto-mechanical suspension-linked mirror vibration reduction system, as per Lewis' request.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Hmm, I believe Fangio had a simpler solution, it was called twisting his neck. You should try it Hamilton, or come over to my garage and I'll twist it for you.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
You're not funny Nando, not like me, even Stirling Moss said I'm mega funny.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I think when he said you do "funny things" what he meant was "hilariously stupid". For example, when you try to be funny with bad Ali G jokes. Is it because you is bl...and?
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
What the frick? The media love me Nando, I'm the F1 poster boy.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I've seen your posters Hamilton, I even picked one up for myself, they were marketed as "dartboard-sized".
NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE   Nigel Mansell
While I am in principle in favour of inter-era driver comparisons, it should be noted that in this instance there are a number of discrepancies that should be taken into consideration before coming to an ultimate conclusion, much like similarly flawed comparisons to my pole position record of 1992 which, in my opinion, casually disregard the driving style required to take advantage of a hydropneumatic active suspension system among other technoligical innovations of the time, not to mention the quality of the opposing teams or indeed the credentials of the subject's team-mate, who in my case was the Italian-born Riccardo Patrese, an accomplished and vastly experienced driver who admittedly, in colloquial terms, stuck it to me in terms of qualifying results at the beginning of the 1991 season, only to be comprehensively usurped for the remainder of our relatively brief period as colleagues. In the case in question, one finds that this comparison is in fact humourously ironic in that Sebastian Vettel holds the record as the youngest F1 champion, whereas Juan Manuel Fangio holds the opposing, although not necessarily diametrically opposing, record of the oldest F1 drivers champion to date at, by today's standards, a rather mature 46.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Wow, 46, that's almost as old as Mark!
wibbah   Mark Webber
Wait a tick there Seb, I'm only 35, I'm like a flamin' spring-chook compared to Fangio.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Maybe you can still win the championship so Mark, you just have to wait until I retire, haha.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Poor Hamilton, I can't for the life of me imagine what it's like to suddenly find out your team-mate is better than you.
nico   Nico Rosberg
With respect Michael, although I would never suggest that I am above your level of greatness, I believe I have scored more points than you in both of the last two seasons.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Shut it Britney, if you're going to be pedantic enough to bring up points totals, I'll have to spend a few hours comparing your list of failures to my list of accolades again.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
There's no frickin' way Jenson's gonna beat me this year, I'm the all new mega focused Lewis now. I hope Stirling Moss totally puts all his stupid money on Jenson and loses everything when I awesomely beat him in every race.
jackie   Jackie Stewart
It would be highly inadvisable for anyone, no matter how seemingly certain the circumstance, to place a life-changing or similarly significant sum of money on the outcome of a sporting event.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
Ooh, don't be afraid to try your hand, or anything else, on this Button. I'm not a betting man, but I'm easily tempted to take a shot in the dark.


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