Wife of the British motor racing legend announced the peaceful death of Sir Stirling Moss after a prolonged illness at their London home.
This legend has many titles up his achievement list. Though he never won the Formula One motor-racing title, he was a 16 times Grands Prix winner during his career. Besides, he was four times runner-up and three times third place winner in the Formula One racing tracks.
He was truly an inspiration on the tracks. Once in 1958, his true sportsmanship made him lose the title of Grands Prix by a single point when he defended his rival from an unjustified penalty. This is one of the reasons why his passing has stirred up the sports racing world and the discovery is considered one of the most significant automotive news in history.
Moss became the first-ever British driver to win a Grand Prix title in the year 1955 at Aintree.
Moss’s career began in the year 1948 and continued for 14 long years during which time he had won 212 races out of all the 529 he entered in. His retirement from competitive racing came after he went into a coma after a terrible crash in 1962 at Goodwood.
Born to Alfred, an amateur racer, and Aileen, this British legend was knighted in the year 2000.
Many like Johnny Herbert and Martin Brundle commented on Twitter regarding the loss of such a legend. “He had a press on style on the track and in life. Remarkable man.”