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SIR STIR­LING MOSS

Be­hind the wheel, there’s no deny­ing that Stir­ling Moss was dom­i­nant on the race track. How­ever, it’s quite hard to be­lieve that from 67 starts, 16 vic­to­ries and 24 podi­ums, that the Bri­ton never won the For­mula One World Cham­pi­onship dur­ing his 14-year rac­ing ca­reer. Cel­e­brat­ing his 88th birth­day to­day, Moss en­joyed an il­lus­tri­ous rac­ing ca­reer, de­spite a slow start, go­ing on to drive 84 dif­fer­ent car makes in­clud­ing Mercedes-Benz, Lo­tus and Cooper 500. Moss fin­ished run­ner-up on four oc­ca­sions and third three times in F1 between 1955 and 1961, us­ing ev­ery ounce of skill and ex­pe­ri­ence. Out­side F1, he con­tin­ued to ex­cel in var­i­ous mo­tor­sports with the Le Mans 24-Hour crown just about the only ma­jor event to elude him. He was then knighted in 2000 fol­low­ing his ser­vices to mo­tor rac­ing.

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