From one old-timer to another, it would seem!

A recuperating Stirling Moss is certainly not among the chorus of drivers and Stirling Mossother F1 figures who are in support of Michael Schumacher’s F1 comeback.

Having picked up a rather paltry 10 points in comparison to his team-mate, Nico Rosberg’s 50, in the opening four rounds of the season, figures such as David Coulthard, Bernie Ecclestone, Martin Brundle and Mika Hakkinen have argued that the seven-time World Champion needs more time to acclimatise before being judged.

But the 80-year-old Moss – still recuperating from his accident at his Mayfair home when he tumbled down an elevator shaft – is not in that group.

Credited as the greatest driver never to have won a World Championship, Moss – who suffered a horror accident in 1962 at Goodwood, tested a car after his recovery and decided against ever competing again (a decision he admits he now regrets!) – told The Sun that Schumacher’s decision to come back to F1 is wrong.

"People are going to say he’s past it now, which he probably is," Sir Stirling said. has quoted him as adding: "All he’s going to do is damage his achievements,” before adding that Nico Rosberg is Schumacher’s first “comparable” team-mate.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.