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Sir Stirling Moss Retires

June 9, 2011
A few moments ago, motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss announced his retirement from all competitive motorsports on Radio Le Mans.

One of the greatest racing drivers to ever emerge from the UK, Moss was runner-up in the Formula 1 World Championship on four occasions – three times to the great Juan Manuel Fangio and once to Mike Hawthorn.
Recently Moss also celebrated the 50th anniversary of his 1961 Monaco Grand Prix victory – one of the greatest wins in Formula 1 history.
An accident during the 1962 Glover Trophy at Goodwood left him in a month long coma and ended his top level career prematurely.

In the time since, Moss has raced touring cars and sportcars on numerous occasions, but has mainly spent time racing in historic races and appearing at classic festivals, such as the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival.

Moss was due to race in Legends / Classics race at Le Mans this weekend, but has pulled out beforehand citing that “the car was just too quick for him and that it deserved better.”
His place will be taken by classic car racer and specialist, Ian Nuthall.

Don’t be surprised if he changes his mind though…

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2 Comments
  1. It’s understandable, but the kid in me is saddened by his retirement.
    He is such an utterly class act, even in retirement.
    I dearly hope he goes to the Revival, so that I can possibly meet him.
    Thanks Leigh!

    • Leigh O'Gorman permalink

      True – if ever there has been a wonderful representative for motorsport, it’s Sir Stirling. That he was one of the greatest drivers of all time is the icing on the cake.

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