Stirling Moss Wiki – Stirling Moss Biography
Sir Stirling Moss was a British motor racing driver. He was considered the greatest driver never to win a world championship title. He contested 66 Grands Prix from 1951 to 1961, driving for the likes of Vanwall, Maserati and Mercedes. In that 10-year career, he won 16 Grands Prix– his 1961 victories in Monaco and Germany, rank among the truly iconic drives in the sport’s history, according to F1.
He was an active race driver between 1948 and 1962, competing in numerous classifications and winning 212 of the 529 races he competed in. He was also the F1 Driver’s Championship runner-up on four occasions over the course of his career.
Following an enforced retirement from racing after a major crash at Goodwood in 1962, Moss maintained a presence in Formula 1 as both a sports correspondent and an interested observer, before retiring from public life in January of 2018.
Stirling Moss Age
Stirling Moss was born on 17 September 1929, in West Kensington, London, England. He died on 12 April 2020. He was 90 years old.
Stirling Moss Wife – Stirling Moss Wives
Stirling Moss was married three times. He married his first wife Katie Molson, the heir to a Canadian brewing fortune, in 1957. They separated in 1960. He married his second wife Elaine Barbarino, an American public relations executive, in 1964. They had a daughter, Allison Bradley, in 1967, and divorced in 1968. He married his third wife Susie Paine (Susie Moss), in 1980; They had a son, Elliot Moss, later that year.
Stirling Moss Children
Stirling Moss had 2 children, a daughter, Allison Bradley, from his second marriage to Elaine Barbarino, and a son, Elliot Moss, from his third marriage to Susie Paine.
Stirling Moss Death
Stirling Moss died on 12 April 2020, at the age of 90, after a long battle with illness. His wife Lady Moss confirmed his death in a statement to the Daily Mail: “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. He just closed his eyes.”
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.”
FI commentator Martin Brundle paid tribute to Stirling on Twitter. Martin tweeted: “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.”
The F1 said in a statement: “Moss contested 66 Grands Prix from 1951 to 1961, driving for the likes of Vanwall, Maserati and Mercedes, where he famously formed a contented and ruthlessly effective partnership with lead driver Juan Manuel Fangio…All at F1 send our heartfelt condolences to Lady Susie and Sir Stirling’s family and friends.”
BRDC tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of BRDC Member, motorsport legend & friend to many Sir Stirling Moss OBE. Our thoughts are with Lady Moss & their family at this difficult time. A proud BRDC Member from the day he received his badge & we will all miss him dearly.”
Stirling Moss Cause of Death
Stirling Moss’ cause of death was the result of a chest infection he picked in Singapore in 2016, according to Sky Sports.
Stirling Moss Net Worth
Stirling Moss’ net worth was estimated to be $20 Million.
Stirling Moss Family
Stirling Moss was the son of Arthur, a dentist and amateur driver, who finished 14th at the world-famous Indianapolis 500 in 1924.