Stirling Moss Biography

The first photo you think of is motor racing in the United States when you hear the name Mario Andretti. British F1 pioneer and possibly one of England's greatest drivers of all time, Sir Stirling Moss died on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90. He was born September 17, 1929 in West Kensington, London and a love for cars and racing consumed his entire family. His father Alfred Moss finished 14th at the Indianapolis 500 Miglia in 1924 while his younger sister, Pat Moss, took part in several rally races and married the driver Erik Carlsson afterwards. Stirling was one of the Cooper Car Company's first customers when he convinced his father to give him one of the new Cooper 500 vehicles.


    Stirling Moss Racing Career

    Between 1948 to 1962, Moss won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix. Throughout the course of his driving career, he would participate in as many as 62 races in a single year and drive 84 different car brands including Cooper 500, ERA, Lister Cars, Mclaren, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Vanwall single-seater, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, and Jaguar saloons. Like many of the era's drivers, he raced in different formulae, sometimes on the same day.


    He preferred to race British cars, stating, "Better to lose honourably in a British car than win in a foreign one". He played an instrumental role in breaking the German / Italian stranglehold on F1 racing at Vanwall (as Jack Brabham did at Cooper). He remained the English driver with the most Formula One victories until he was overtaken by Nigel Mansell in 1991, after running in more races.

    In 1962, during the Glover Trophy held at Goodwood on Monday 23 April, he crashed his Lotus heavily. The crash put him in a coma for one month, and partially paralyzed the left side of his body for six months. Following a private test session in a Lotus 19 the following year he recovered but retired from professional racing, when he lapped a few tenths of a second slower than before. He felt his previously instinctive command of the car had not recovered. Four years in succession, from 1955 to 1958, he had been runner-up in the Drivers 'Championship and third in each of the following three years.



    Stirling Moss Cause of Death

    Sir Stirling Moss died of chest infection complications on 12 April 2020 when he was at home in central London. Before Christmas in 2016 he went to Singapore and got chest infection due to which he also spent 134 days in hospital. Since then he has been dealing with long illness every now and hence, since January 2018, he has been withdrawing from public appearances. He is survived within the family by his third wife Susie and his grandchildren. His third wife Susie Moss announced his death and said,

    “He died as he lived, looking wonderful. He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that. It was one lap too many.”


    Mercedes-AMG F1 Tweeted
    “Today, the sporting world lost not only a true icon and a legend, but a gentleman. The Team and the Mercedes Motorsport family have lost a dear friend. Sir Stirling, we’ll miss you.”

    The whole of Formula One world was truly shocked by this devastating news and so many industry leaders paid tribute to Sir Moss. Current driver "Williams" Geroge Russell shared a post on Tweeter and said,

    “RIP Sir Stirling Moss. Only had the pleasure of meeting him briefly a couple of times but even that was enough to understand why he was so highly respected. My thoughts are with his family.”




    Stirling Moss Biography

    Real Name
    Stirling Craufurd Moss
    Date Of Birth
    17 September, 1929
    Age (As of 2020)
    He Was 90 Years Old
    Death Day
    April 11, 2020
    Place Of Birth
    West Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    Nationality
    British
    Profession
    British Racing Driver
    Religion
    Christianity
    Sun Sign
    Virgo

    Family/ Relatives

    Father’s Name
    Alfred Moss
    Mother’s Name
    Aileen Moss
    Sister’s Name
    Pat Moss
    Brother’s Name
    N/A

    Education/Qualification

    School
    UNKNWON
    College
    Haileybury Imperial Service College

    Relationship Status/Affairs

    Stirling Moss wife

    Marital Status
    Married
    Wife’s Name
    Susie Moss (m. 1980), Elaine Barberino (m. 1964–1968), Katie Moss (m. 1957–1959)
    Children
    He Have Two Children (Elliot Moss, Allison Bradley)
    Relationship Affair?
    He Was Married

    Height, Weight & Physical Stats

    Stirling Moss height and weight

    Height (Approximately)
    5 Feet 5 Inches (167.6 cm)
    Weight (Approximately)
    74 kg (163 lbs)
    Chest Size
    43 Inches
    Waist Size
    34 Inches
    Eye Color
    Gray
    Hair Color
    Bald
    Dress Size
    UNKNOWN
    Shoe Size
    8
    Body Type
    Slim
    Sexual Orientation
    UNKNOWN

    Stirling Moss Net Worth Details

    Net Worth
    Estimated at £16 million

    Some Quick And Important Facts about Stirling Moss





    • He preferred to race in English cars because, he claims, “It is better to lose with honor in an English car than to win with a foreign car”.
    • He drove a private Jaguar during his 14 years racing career and competed for Maserati, Vanwall, Cooper, Lotus and Mercedes-Benz.
    • For motorsport, Stirling Moss embodied what Pelé is for Football, and Muhammad Ali for boxing.
    • He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hal of Fame in 1990, because of his tremendous contribution and success in racing.
    • In March 2000, Prince Chares knighted Moss, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.
    • He will possibly be considered one of the 20th century's best racing drivers who handled a wide range of types of vehicle.

    Tribute Of Stirling Moss







    Stirling Moss Biography, Wiki, Age, Cause Of Death, Wife, Net Worth

    Stirling Moss Biography

    The first photo you think of is motor racing in the United States when you hear the name Mario Andretti. British F1 pioneer and possibly one of England's greatest drivers of all time, Sir Stirling Moss died on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90. He was born September 17, 1929 in West Kensington, London and a love for cars and racing consumed his entire family. His father Alfred Moss finished 14th at the Indianapolis 500 Miglia in 1924 while his younger sister, Pat Moss, took part in several rally races and married the driver Erik Carlsson afterwards. Stirling was one of the Cooper Car Company's first customers when he convinced his father to give him one of the new Cooper 500 vehicles.


      Stirling Moss Racing Career

      Between 1948 to 1962, Moss won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix. Throughout the course of his driving career, he would participate in as many as 62 races in a single year and drive 84 different car brands including Cooper 500, ERA, Lister Cars, Mclaren, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Vanwall single-seater, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, and Jaguar saloons. Like many of the era's drivers, he raced in different formulae, sometimes on the same day.


      He preferred to race British cars, stating, "Better to lose honourably in a British car than win in a foreign one". He played an instrumental role in breaking the German / Italian stranglehold on F1 racing at Vanwall (as Jack Brabham did at Cooper). He remained the English driver with the most Formula One victories until he was overtaken by Nigel Mansell in 1991, after running in more races.

      In 1962, during the Glover Trophy held at Goodwood on Monday 23 April, he crashed his Lotus heavily. The crash put him in a coma for one month, and partially paralyzed the left side of his body for six months. Following a private test session in a Lotus 19 the following year he recovered but retired from professional racing, when he lapped a few tenths of a second slower than before. He felt his previously instinctive command of the car had not recovered. Four years in succession, from 1955 to 1958, he had been runner-up in the Drivers 'Championship and third in each of the following three years.



      Stirling Moss Cause of Death

      Sir Stirling Moss died of chest infection complications on 12 April 2020 when he was at home in central London. Before Christmas in 2016 he went to Singapore and got chest infection due to which he also spent 134 days in hospital. Since then he has been dealing with long illness every now and hence, since January 2018, he has been withdrawing from public appearances. He is survived within the family by his third wife Susie and his grandchildren. His third wife Susie Moss announced his death and said,

      “He died as he lived, looking wonderful. He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that. It was one lap too many.”


      Mercedes-AMG F1 Tweeted
      “Today, the sporting world lost not only a true icon and a legend, but a gentleman. The Team and the Mercedes Motorsport family have lost a dear friend. Sir Stirling, we’ll miss you.”

      The whole of Formula One world was truly shocked by this devastating news and so many industry leaders paid tribute to Sir Moss. Current driver "Williams" Geroge Russell shared a post on Tweeter and said,

      “RIP Sir Stirling Moss. Only had the pleasure of meeting him briefly a couple of times but even that was enough to understand why he was so highly respected. My thoughts are with his family.”




      Stirling Moss Biography

      Real Name
      Stirling Craufurd Moss
      Date Of Birth
      17 September, 1929
      Age (As of 2020)
      He Was 90 Years Old
      Death Day
      April 11, 2020
      Place Of Birth
      West Kensington, London, United Kingdom
      Nationality
      British
      Profession
      British Racing Driver
      Religion
      Christianity
      Sun Sign
      Virgo

      Family/ Relatives

      Father’s Name
      Alfred Moss
      Mother’s Name
      Aileen Moss
      Sister’s Name
      Pat Moss
      Brother’s Name
      N/A

      Education/Qualification

      School
      UNKNWON
      College
      Haileybury Imperial Service College

      Relationship Status/Affairs

      Stirling Moss wife

      Marital Status
      Married
      Wife’s Name
      Susie Moss (m. 1980), Elaine Barberino (m. 1964–1968), Katie Moss (m. 1957–1959)
      Children
      He Have Two Children (Elliot Moss, Allison Bradley)
      Relationship Affair?
      He Was Married

      Height, Weight & Physical Stats

      Stirling Moss height and weight

      Height (Approximately)
      5 Feet 5 Inches (167.6 cm)
      Weight (Approximately)
      74 kg (163 lbs)
      Chest Size
      43 Inches
      Waist Size
      34 Inches
      Eye Color
      Gray
      Hair Color
      Bald
      Dress Size
      UNKNOWN
      Shoe Size
      8
      Body Type
      Slim
      Sexual Orientation
      UNKNOWN

      Stirling Moss Net Worth Details

      Net Worth
      Estimated at £16 million

      Some Quick And Important Facts about Stirling Moss





      • He preferred to race in English cars because, he claims, “It is better to lose with honor in an English car than to win with a foreign car”.
      • He drove a private Jaguar during his 14 years racing career and competed for Maserati, Vanwall, Cooper, Lotus and Mercedes-Benz.
      • For motorsport, Stirling Moss embodied what Pelé is for Football, and Muhammad Ali for boxing.
      • He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hal of Fame in 1990, because of his tremendous contribution and success in racing.
      • In March 2000, Prince Chares knighted Moss, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.
      • He will possibly be considered one of the 20th century's best racing drivers who handled a wide range of types of vehicle.

      Tribute Of Stirling Moss







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