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British F1 Legend, Sir Stirling Moss Passes Away At 90, Battling Long Illness

A renowned figure in British MotorSport, Sir Stirling Moss passed away in the early hours of the Easter Sunday.

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Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss with Lewis Hamilton

British F1 racing legend Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss has died at the age of 90 after battling a long illness. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers to have never won the world championship.

Moss's passing was the result of a chest infection he caught in Singapore just before Christmas 2016 - there is no indication it was due to coronavirus.

Moss competed in 66 F1 races between 1951 and 1961, winning 16 of them. He finished runners-up four times during his storied career, He was knighted in 2000.

Sir Stirling Moss won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition and has been described by many as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship".In a seven-year span between 1955 and 1961 Moss finished as championship runner-up four times and in third place the other three times.

He preferred to race British cars, stating, "Better to lose honourably in a British car than win in a foreign one". At Vanwall, he was instrumental in breaking the German/Italian stranglehold on F1 racing. He remained the English driver with the most Formula One victories until 1991 when Nigel Mansell overtook him after competing in more races

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