In the wake of booing that has accompanied Sebastian Vettel’s victory celebrations of late, motrosport legend Sir Stirling Moss has labeled the offending boo-brigade as disgraceful because, in his opinion, the German is up there at the level of the legends of the sport.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph Moss said, “It’s disgraceful. Why do they do it? Because he keeps winning? He can’t help that. He is a nice bloke. Sebastian Vettel is a jolly nice bloke.
Moss is full of praise of Vettel’s prowess behind the wheel which he likens to two legends of the sport.
“For a man to be that much ahead every time, every race, whatever the circuit, whatever the conditions. Vettel is just in a class of his own, really. As was [Juan Manuel] Fangio, as was [Ayrton] Senna,” said Moss.
The winner of 16 grands prix in the fifties and sixties also said that he had no problem with Vettel’s decision to disregard Red Bull’s team orders in the so-called Multi-21 contoversy.
Moss, who is often called ‘the greatest driver never to win the World Championship’ is also forgiving of Vettel’s defiance of team orders in Malaysia earlier this year.
“Well, he’s a racer what’s wrong with that? You’re either a racer or you’re a driver and there’s a big bloody difference. Drivers are easy to find and racers aren’t,” explained Moss. (GP247)
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