It is Schuey's 2005, says Moss

Michael Schumacher will be world champion in 2005, that is the view of Stirling Moss - the greatest driver never to win the title. Moss, who was team-mate to the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio at Mercedes in the mid-50's reckons that the German is beatable, but right now, Ferrari is not

It is Schuey's 2005, says Moss

Ferrari won 15 of the 18 races in 2004, and of those Schumacher won 13 of them in a record-breaking championship run.

With regulations changes for 2005 that call for teams to make tyres last a race distance and engines last two race weekends, Ferrari's rivals are hoping it will offer them an opportunity to break the dominance, but Moss doesn't think so.

"I can't see a change in the order," he said. "Not in the short term. One hopes that BAR and Jenson might come up, or Renault, but Ferrari are so good and have got such a good complete team with a brilliant driver leading them."

Moss says that the seven-time world champion isn't a match for Fangio (who won the title five times), but also admits that the vast difference in the machinery available makes comparisons difficult.

"I don't think Michael is as good as Fangio or Senna, but you cannot really compare because I don't think Michael would make as many mistakes if he raced in our era as he does now," said Moss. "He makes loads of mistakes but it doesn't matter,so why should he not do it, so I don't think it is fair to criticise him for it."

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