Stirling Moss

British racecar driver

Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss OBE (17 September 1929 – 12 April 2020) was an English racing driver. His success in a variety of categories placed him among the world's elite – he was often called "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship".[1] In 1957 he won the Pescara Grand Prix. Moss was knighted in 1999.[2] He was born in London.[2]

Moss in 2014

In December 2016, Moss was hospitalized in Singapore with a serious chest infection.[3] As a result, Moss announced his retirement from public life in January 2018.[4]

Moss died on 12 April 2020 at his home in Mayfair, London after a long-illness at the age of 90.[5][6]

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  1. "Sir Stirling Moss: "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship"". Motor Sports Magazine. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Stirling Moss - Biography on Bio". The Biography Channel (UK). Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Sir Stirling Moss: Motor racing legend 'stable' in hospital with chest infection". BBC Sport. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Benson, Andrew (19 January 2018). "Sir Stirling Moss to retire from public life after illness". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Sir Stirling Moss: Motor racing legend dies aged 90 after long illness". bbc.co.uk. 12 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Young, Alex (12 April 2020). "Sir Stirling Moss dead: British motorsport legend passes away, aged 90". Evening Standard. Retrieved 12 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)