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Sir Stirling Moss dies aged 90

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52261216

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.

"It was one lap too many, he just closed his eyes," said his wife Lady Moss.

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



R.I.P. Sir Stirling Moss :'( . British motorsport has lost a true legend today; he was surely the best driver never to win the World Championship.

My condolences to his friends and family.
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It sounds like he had been fighting a good fight for a very long time. Sad indeed.
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Quote:He 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.

Now that's impressive.
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(April 12th, 2020 at 11:28 PM)Guardian Wrote:
Quote:He 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.

Now that's impressive.

Indeed it is. It's absolutely impossible to imagine Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel doing something like that these days!

(Of course, that's not a criticism of Hamilton and Vettel as people: it's just that the entire culture of the sport has changed beyond recognition since Moss's day - for better or worse)
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