Could Stirling Moss or Jim Clark drive today’s F1 cars?

Jim Clark

I Believe that Jim Clark would be good at saving his tyres as he drove a smooth, quick driving style leading him to win two drivers titles, thirty-three poles and twenty-five victories in only seventy-two Grand Prix starts.

Tragically, Clark was killed in a Formula Two race at Hockenheim in 1968. A driving talent lost forever.

If Clark raced today he also would be good at managing fuel consumption as he is also known as the ‘Smooth operator’.

Stirling Moss

And, don’t write Moss off!

Moss was also a very talented driver in the 50s and 60s, albeit with no world championships. But, he is a four times runner-up. Maybe a bit of an achievement as he is known to probably be the most successful driver never to have won a world championship, winning sixteen races.

Moss was very quick and quicker than some F1 world champions. That’s what F1 is looking for to pilot the cars we have now.

He and five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio had an iconic rivalry in the sport and it was the first ever in the sport too.

These are the reasons why I think Clark and Moss could drive today’s F1 cars on a regular winning basis if they would have been in their twenties, thirties, or early forties.

Which car and driver would have the most potential success of winning? You decide.

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