British racing driver Sir Stirling Moss has died following a long illness his wife Lady Moss has announced.
Moss is regarded as one of the greatest driver never to have a championship.
Born in 1930, Moss became the first British driver to win the British Grand Prix at Aintree Race course in 1957, leading a Mercedes 1,2,3,4.
In a statement, Lady Moss said:
“It was one lap too many. “He just closed his eyes.
Former Formula One driver and Sky Sports F1HD commentator Martin Brundle said:
RIP Sir Stirling Moss. A mighty racer and gentleman. He had a press on style on the track and in life. Remarkable man. Survived the most dangerous era of motorsport and died today aged 90. He had such great stories to tell, and it was a privilege to know him. 😢
Moss’ former team Mercedes said:
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 McLaren Formula One team said:
All at McLaren mourn the passing of a legend of our sport, Sir Stirling Moss. A prodigious competitor, supremely talented racer, and consummate gentleman, he leaves an indelible mark of greatness on the history of international motorsport. Our condolences to his family.
Here at Paddock Eye our thoughts and prayers are with the Moss family. RIPSirStirling