Versatile drivers are easy to admire. Not only do they demonstrate their abilities in different machinery and a variety of series, they also tend to be among the most passionate and enthusiastic of racers. They love doing what they do.
When talking about stars such as Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Mario Andretti, it's easy to lament the fact that top drivers rarely do more than race in their main championships these days. That is partly an inevitable consequence of the increasing professionalism and quality of top series. Jumping in and taking on the specialists is no easy task and requires proper commitment.
Moss is often held up as the benchmark for all-round driving talent. But is he the best ever?