Sir Stirling Moss Dies After Long Illness

British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has passed away following a long illness at the age of 90.

In a seven-year span between 1955 and 1961 Moss finished Formula 1 as championship runner-up four times and in third place the other three times.

His first major international race victory came on the eve of his 21st birthday at the wheel of a borrowed Jaguar XK120 in the 1950 RAC Tourist Trophy on the Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland. He went on to win the race six more times, in 1951 (Jaguar C-Type), 1955 (Mercedes-Benz 300SLR), 1958 and 1959 (Aston Martin DBR1), and 1960 and 1961 (Ferrari 250 GT).

With 212 wins from 529 races, Sir Stirling had been called ‘the greatest driver to never win the world championship’.

Sir Stirling died in the early hours of this morning, April 12.

He is survived by his third wife, Susie.

17 September 1929 – 12 April 2020

This post was written by Car and Bike News


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