Motorsport Legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90
12TH APRIL 2020
British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90 following a long illness.
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, even though he did not win the World Championship.
Moss retired from public life in January 2018 because of ongoing health problems.
“It was one lap too many, he just closed his eyes,” said his wife Lady Moss.Obituary: ‘Sir Stirling Moss – the man who personified motorsport’
Moss previously spent 134 days in hospital after suffering a chest infection while on holiday in Singapore in December 2016.
He won 16 of the 66 F1 races he competed in from 1951 to 1961.
He became the first British driver to win a home grand prix in 1955 at Aintree.
Moss famously lost out on the F1 title in 1958 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.