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Sir Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss, 1961, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Sir Stirling Moss, 1961, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Sir Stirling Moss, Silverstone Classsic, 2009. Copyright Alan Cox 2009. Used with permission.

Sir Stirling Moss, Silverstone Classsic, 2009. Copyright Alan Cox 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

17 Sep 1929
Bayswater, London

Died:

12 Apr 2020
Mayfair, London

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

66 (1951-1961)

F2 starts:

3 (1960)

Best described as an ambassador for the sport, Moss was a living legend, knighted in 2000. In 2018, after being in poor health since 2016, Moss decided to finally retire from public life, having been a staunch regular at pretty much every major historic event, although he retired from racing in them in 2011. He lost his fight against ill-health on Easter Day 2020. This busy schedule was despite both a fight against prostate cancer, as well as somehow surviving a 3 floor fall from an open lift shaft in 2010. Amongst his non-racing activities were a TV narrating role in a children's TV series, Rory the Racing Car and he was a broadcaster for nearly 20 years for ABC's Wide World of Sports. In 2010, Sir Stirling did an interview for this website, which can be found here; https://www.oldracingcars.com/drivers/interview/Stirling-Moss/

Biography last updated 20 Nov 2020