Sir Stirling Moss Dies At The Age Of 90
Sir Stirling Moss has passed away at the age of 90.
The British motor racing legend, widely recognised as one the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all-time despite never winning a championship, died in the early hours of Easter Sunday after a long battle with illness.
His wife Lady Moss confirmed the news and said he died peacefully at his London home.
“It was one lap too many,” she said. “He just closed his eyes.”
Though Moss famously never won the F1 title, he finished runner-up four times and came third three times in a career during which he won 16 Grands Prix.
His sportsmanship cost him the title in 1958 when he defended the actions of rival Mike Hawthorn following a spin at the Portuguese GP, sparing Hawthorn a six-point penalty. Hawthorn went on to beat Moss to the title by a single point.
Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE (born 17 September 1929) is a British former Formula one racing driver. An inductee into the internationa Motorsport hall of fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition and has been described as “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship”.In a seven-year span between 1955 and 1961 Moss finished as championship runner-up four times and in third place the other three times.