Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE passed away at 90 years after a long illness at his Mayfair home, he was a British Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition and has been described as “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship.
The great motor-racing driver and one of the most lionised figures in the history of British sport, ‘closed his eyes’ in the early hours of Easter morning
Born in 1929, Moss was hugely admired for his skill behind the wheel in many disciplines, having a remarkably successful career in sportscar racing at the same time as F1. He retired from top-level competition after a crash in 1962 but continued in historic racing and was highly active within motor racing for the rest of his life. In 1961 he was named the BBC’s sports personality of the year.
Hamilton, a six-time Formula 1 world champion, built a close friendship at the start of his career with Moss and was among many current and former drivers to pay tribute to the man who finished as runner-up four times between 1955 and 1961.