F1 legends say 2012 is best ever season

By on Monday, August 20, 2012

Valencia hosted an enthralling race

The current season is the best season ever in the history of Formula One.

That is the view of triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, in a piece published in the September edition of F1 Racing. 

"I think 2012 is the best F1 season I've ever seen - I can't remember one better"

"The racing is sensational"

Sir Jackie said that part of the reason was because of the competitive nature of the 2012 field.

"It's not just McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull - you've had Perez leading in the Sauber, Maldonado leading in the Williams and Grosjean and Raikkonen leading for Lotus"

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen agrees.

"Racing today is brilliant in my opinion; it's definitely better than it was in my time. There's lots of overtaking and it's great for spectators."

1978 world champion Mario Andretti dismissed claims from some quarters that new initiative such as KERS and DRS has harmed racing.

"In my opinion, the racing is as good as we've ever seen, thanks to KERS and DRS. Some people say it makes the racing artificial, but it still takes strategy to execute correctly. All of these gadgets are working to make racing more exciting."

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