New Rules Will Favor Driver, Not Car - Sir Stirling Moss

There haven't been too many voices from within Formula 1 to praise the latest rules implemented by the FIA for the upcoming campaign, as the majority of the drivers in the series have outspokenly criticized the sport's tendency towards show, rather than pure driving.

While Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel hit at the new policy in F1 – the introduction of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, adjustable rear wing, and so on – for making it more complicated for a racer to master an F1 car, legendary British driver Sir Stirling Moss argued that the new regulations actually put an emphasis on the driver, rather than the car.

They bring the driver back into it,” the Brit told the Press Association. “The driver now has to decide when to use the KERS, the wing and everything else. I must say I'm looking forward to the best season for many years because I find motor racing interesting, but not very exciting.”

That was the case last year, it was interesting but not exciting, however this year I think we are going to see excitement as well. There are so many new things that have come in where a driver's input is going to mean a lot more than it did last year.

We also don't know how the Pirelli tires are going to perform this season, and they are going to be quite important. So I'm just looking forward to something that I think is going to be exceptionally exciting,” he added.

Furthermore, Moss also referred to Michael Schumacher's “second” career in F1, arguing that the 7-time world champion has made a mistake when agreeing to return to the sport with Mercedes.

I think coming back was a mistake. He has done a tremendous amount for motor-racing, most of all bringing Ferrari back to the top when they were doing nothing. But I think it's going to be very difficult for him again. He's going to be lucky to even get on the podium,” he added.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories