Sir Stirling Moss | 1929 - 2020

The motor racing world today mourns the loss of one of its greatest drivers. Sir Stirling Moss passes away aged 90.

Long regarded as one of the finest drivers never to lift the Formula One World Championship trophy, it has been announced that British legend Sir Stirling Moss has passed away this morning following a short illness, leaving the motorsport world in mourning for one of its most talented, and colourful characters from the long history of the sport.

Having achieved recognition and success during his brief 10-year career in Grand Prix racing, Stirling Craufurd Moss would become a household name in the 1960's, thanks in part to his charm, penchant for danger and the dalliance with the female form, and an incredible ability behind the wheel of whatever machinery he tried his hand in.

Only 'officially' retiring from motorsport in recent years, having been a keen attendee at historic events, Moss would be a regular on both the circuit and TV screens following his retirement from Grand Prix racing in 1961.

Heading up the ABC Wide World of Sports coverage of Grand Prix racing between 1962 and 1980, as well as taking part in numerous motorsport events across multiple disciplines, the name Stirling Moss would remain synonymous with motorsport and speed right up to his death on Easter Sunday morning.

Sir Stirling is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lady Susie Moss.

RaceDepartment wishes to offer our sincere condolences to Sir Stirling's family and friends, as the sport sees the passing of one of its last true greats.

God speed Mr. Moss - it's been a wonderful journey.

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Mr Latte

Jun 2, 2016
What an amazing gentleman he was, in what he did and how he lived.
Passion for the sport, inspiring but also an ambassador to future drivers.

His family name was "Moses" and I find it fitting his death at such a time on this of all weekends.

The opening comments in this video are worth listening to


The James May of Simracing
Aug 2, 2015
This is sad. I liked to watch his interviews, when he would talk about racing in the past. Great storyteller, great racing driver.

Had the pleasure of meeting him a few times, and he was always exceptionally charming and always had time to talk about racing and life.
I think I would have fanboyed quite a bit there :)
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