He recovered, but retired from professional racing after a private test session in a Lotus 19 the following year, when he lapped a few tenths of a second slower than before. According to his Linkedln profile, he is the Executive Chef at Plu Restaurant in St.John’s Wood London.  Seriously injured in an accident at the Burnenville curve during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, he missed the next three races but recovered sufficiently to win the final one of the season, the United States Grand Prix at Riverside, California. Moss, then 80, and having suffered serious injuries to his ankles, feet and back, did not lose his sangfroid. “Eventually, the world championship ceased to be very important to me.”. “He just closed his eyes.”. other parent: Elaine Moss. My thoughts go out to his wife Susie, his family, his friends. 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Wonderful driver and a lovely man. "He was universally recognised, following the retirement of the great Juan Manuel Fangio in 1958, as the racing driver who set the standards by which all other drivers were judged, whether in Formula 1 or international sports car racing. ', Johnny Herbert wrote: 'Sad sad news that legend Sir Stirling Moss has passed. Moss passed away with Lady Moss at his side in Mayfair after a legendary life in motor racing. Moss' dashing and daring reputation stood for a certain brand of Englishness. He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that.'. However, he continued to race in historic cars and legends events until the age of 81. ", "Very sad day.  Also in 1957 he won on the longest circuit ever to hold a World Championship Grand Prix, the 25 km (16 mi) Pescara Circuit, where he again demonstrated his mastery of long-distance racing. Chaps were addressed as 'old boy' and the girls were 'crumpet'. In the years after Fangio's retirement in 1958, Moss was perhaps more dominant over the next best Formula One driver than anybody else in history. Moss's life was defined by his being 'a racer', a calling not to be confused with being 'a driver'. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. And, until the early hours of Easter morning, when he drove his journey's last lap, he seemed indestructible. Stirling Elliot Moss. , In December 2008, McLaren-Mercedes unveiled their final model of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. He played Evelyn Tremble's (Peter Sellers) driver.  At Vanwall, he was instrumental in breaking the German/Italian stranglehold on F1 racing (as was Jack Brabham at Cooper). He thought trees should stay up and drivers should be forced to miss them. ', Maurice Hamilton wrote: ''Legend' is often over-used: in the case of Sir Stirling Moss, it hardly makes a start. ", Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton: "Today we say goodbye to Sir Stirling Moss, the racing legend. Moss won 16 of the 66 F1 races he competed in from 1951 to 1961 and became the first British driver to win a home grand prix in 1955 at Aintree. Formula One boss Chase Carey takes 20 per cent pay cut as... Moss leaves behind a hole in British sport bigger than we can expect to fill, Sir Stirling Moss dead: Motor-racing legend passes away aged 90 - Mirror Online. , Moss's first World Championship victory was in the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree, a race he was also the first British driver to win. It is but one reason why he so enriched our country's sport. 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My deepest sympathy to his devoted wife Susie. They were married in 1964 and divorced in 1968. Lady Moss was at his bedside as he died, having nursed him through a long illness, at their Mayfair house. Lady Moss was at his bedside as he died, having nursed him through a long illness, at their central London house. Sir Stirling, we’ll miss you.”, Moss was widely acknowledged as one of the greatest drivers never to have won the Formula One title, Available for everyone, funded by readers, Recognised as the best driver ever to win an F1 world championship, Moss was revered and feted by his peers, Stirling Moss, arguably the greatest driver never to have won the F1 drivers’ championship, has died aged 90. His former team Mercedes tweeted: “Today the sporting world lost not only a true icon and a legend, but a gentleman.  Moss received his first car, an Austin 7, from his father at the age of nine, and drove it on the fields around Long White Cloud. Moss was one of the Cooper Car Company's first customers, using winnings from competing in horse-riding events to pay the deposit on a Cooper 500 racing car in 1948. Moss died in London on 12 April 2020, aged 90, following a long illness. . https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8211843 40 (approx.) He famously never won the Formula One world title but that was owing to his preference for British machinery and acts of conspicuous sportsmanship that denied him the chance. Stirling and Susie had been waging from his bed the most spirited of battles against the chest infection he caught while in Singapore just before Christmas 2016. , Moss was as gifted in sports cars as in Grand Prix cars. He had such great stories to tell, and it was a privilege to know him. Moss knew that the first of his several remarkable lifetimes was coming to an end when he was no longer able to keep 'one eye on the track, another on the gauges and still be able to spot a pretty girl in the crowd'.  The Holden Torana he shared with Jack Brabham in the 1976 Bathurst 1000 was hit from behind on the grid and eventually retired with engine failure. to compatriot Mike Hawthorn after vouching for his rival and preventing him being disqualified when he was accused of reversing on track in the late-season Portuguese Grand Prix. 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