Sir Stirling Moss, regarded by many as one of the best drivers of all time, has passed at age 90 following a long illness.
Moss was born in London in 1929 and achieved a glorious 14-year motor racing career. He’s often considered one of the greatest drivers never to have won a Formula 1 title. However, Moss was the runner-up four times before he retired. He competed in his first race at age 18 and would later go on to win a total of 16 F1 races.
He was first signed by Mercedes-Benz in 1955 to compete in F1 alongside teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. That was also the year Moss completed what’s often regarded as his most legendary drive during the Mille Miglia endurance road race in Italy. He was at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, the ancestor of today’s Mercedes SL-Class and AMG GT, and set a new record. He also beat Fangio by 32 minutes that day.