Stirling Moss

British motor racing driver (1929-2020)

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]


  1. "Sir Stirling Moss: "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship"". Motor Sports Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 October 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Stirling Moss - Biography on Bio". The Biography Channel (UK). Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  3. "Sir Stirling Moss: Motor racing legend 'stable' in hospital with chest infection". BBC Sport. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  4. Benson, Andrew (19 January 2018). "Sir Stirling Moss to retire from public life after illness". Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. "Sir Stirling Moss: Motor racing legend dies aged 90 after long illness". 12 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  6. Young, Alex (12 April 2020). "Sir Stirling Moss dead: British motorsport legend passes away, aged 90". Evening Standard. Retrieved 12 April 2020.