Stirling Moss, the British racing driver who was ranked as one of the greatest Formula One drivers who never won the world championship, died on Sunday at the age of 90, following a long illness.
A statement released by Formula 1 said, “All at F1 send our heartfelt condolences to Lady Susie and Sir Stirling’s family and friends.”
Moss was a part of 66 Grands Prixs from the year 1951 to 1961, driving for the companies like Maserati, Vanwall and Mercedes, he famously formed a very effective partnership with lead driver Juan Manuel Fangio.
In his 10-year-long stint at the tracks, Moss recorded 16 wins & among these wins, some were truly the most iconic drives in the sport’s history. Reportedly, his 1961 victories in Monaco and Germany in particular are often ranked as all-time classics.
This news of his passing away, was mourned across the world of motorsport, with Formula One hailing him with names like a ‘legend’ and ‘one of the true greats’.
“A prodigious competitor, supremely talented racer, and consummate gentleman, he leaves an indelible mark of greatness on the history of international motorsport,” said McLaren offering their condolences.
Former racer and television commentator Martin Brundle hailed him saying “a mighty racer and gentleman”.