Sir Stirling Moss feels Michael Schumacher could be in for a big surprise when he makes his hugely anticipated comeback to Formula 1 this season, three years after his retirement.

During an on-stage interview at the AUTOSPORT International festival, Moss – who retired from motorsport aged 32 after an accident at Goodwood in 1962 – feels Schumacher is very brave by deciding to come back to F1 with Mercedes GP, but questions whether Schumacher will be able to take an eighth title.

"I think he is very brave to come back, I think it is very good for the sport," Moss said. "He has gone to the best team I think, but that doesn’t mean he is going to win. To beat people like Vettel, and Alonso – who is a very dark horse at the moment – I think he has his work cut out, actually.

"I don’t personally think he will win it. It’s too early to say, but I think it will go to Vettel or Alonso. I think it is good for the sport, but I don’t think he was very well advised to take it."

Moss always provides a great interview, and this on-stage visit is no exception. The full interview can be viewed here:

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.