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Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss (1929–2020), legendary British racecar driver

by Kirk Fox

Stirling Moss was a top Formula One racer called “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship,” though he was runner-up four times.  

  • Died: Sunday, April 12, 2020. (Who else died on April 12?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 90.   
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Racing Career 

Moss started his racing career in 1948 and he won 16 Formula One events. He finished runner-up for a World Championship from 1955 through 1958 often right behind his rival, Argentinian legend Juan Manuel Fangio. He retired from racing in 1962 after suffering a near fatal crash driving his Lotus during a race. He was in a coma for a month and then became a racing commentator on television. He was very famous in England, known as a gentleman on the track and a playboy when not racing. He was knighted by Prince Charles in 2000.  

What they said about him

Full Obituary: Washington Post


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