Sir Stirling Moss,  has died at the age of 90

Sir Striling Moss Image Ron Hill

Formula One is mourning the loss of motor racing great Sir Stirling Moss, who has died at the age of 90.

He died peacefully at his London home in the early hours of Sunday morning following a long illness.

Moss, who was knighted in the New Year Honours list in 2000 for services to motor racing, was taken ill with a chest infection while on a cruise in Singapore just before Christmas 2016. He was transferred to a London hospital and finally to his Mayfair home.

Following news of his death on Sunday, the world of motor sport came together to remember Moss.

His former team Mercedes 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.”

 

Sir Stirling Moss photographed in Uckfield  April  2008  by Ron Hill  (HillPhotographic)