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British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90 following a long illness.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, even though he did not win the World Championship.

Moss retired from public life in January 2018 because of ongoing health problems.

He spent 134 days in hospital after suffering a chest infection while on holiday in Singapore in December 2016.

Moss won 16 of the 66 F1 races he competed in from 1951 to 1961.

He became the first British driver to win a home grand prix in 1955 at Aintree.

Moss famously lost out on the F1 title in 1958 to compatriot Mike Hawthorn after vouching for his rival and preventing him being disqualified when he was accused of reversing on track in the late-season Portuguese Grand Prix.

Four times a runner-up in the F1 drivers' championship, he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1961.

Together with his fine F1 career, Moss was regarded as a motor-racing all-rounder and racked up a total of 212 victories in all competitions.

He was an outstanding rally driver and in 1955 set a new course record in winning the famous Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile race around Italy.

Moss was effectively forced to retire from top-level motorsport in 1962 after a crash at Goodwood left him in a coma for a month and partially paralysed for six months.

However, he continued to race in historic cars and legends events until the age of 81.

He is survived by his third wife, Susie.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52261216
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 15:41 »
 :rip: Stirling Moss. 
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 17:43 »
He lived not too far from me in Sussex.
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 20:06 »
Did he cut you up very often?   :)x
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 20:08 »
I never knew until today that he never was F1 World Champ.

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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 20:33 »
Did he cut you up very often?   :)x

Probably!  ;D
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2020, 20:49 »
I never knew until today that he never was F1 World Champ.

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Me neither! 
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2020, 21:25 »
Actually, what's really winding me up at the moment is bloody motor cyclists who are taking advantage of the virtually empty roads, and tearing along everywhere at 100mph.  They are obviously just out for a burn up, not an essential journey, so they should be stopped and prosecuted, in my opinion.   >:(
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2020, 11:22 »
There is a "bikers cafe" just down the road and it can be torture on a sunny Sunday afternoon or Bank Holiday.  The noise they make is ridiculous.  Then Covid-19 turned up closing the cafe and the bikers have all disappeared with a little help from the police.   ;D
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2020, 13:37 »
They must have all come here.    >:(
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Re: Stirling Moss reaches Chequered Flag for the last time
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2020, 14:41 »
The police have thrown everything at it today.  Horses, helicopters, motorbikes and assorted cars and vans.  It's like a ghost town.   :D
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