Y2K Stirling Moss 1954 winning Aintree Trophy Race Liverpool in a Masserati motor car
Y2K Stirling Moss 1954 winning Aintree Trophy Race Liverpool in a Masserati motor car racing
Stirling Moss became a legend in motor racing. In the 1950's his name was synonomous with the sport in Britain. What Stanley Matthews was to football, Stirling Moss was to motor racing. (Born 1929, London.) However, despite his popularity and wealth of talent, Moss never won the World Driver's Championship. Some have claimed that this was because he loved motor racing too much - he wanted to race too many types of cars - never concentrating on Grand Prix racing. First GP - Swiss, 1951. He was team mate to Fangio - possibly the greatest ever Grand Prix driver, first with Maserati, then Mercedes, then again Maserati. Over these three years Fangio won the Championship three times. Moss was runner up to Fangio on each occasion. Moss came close on one more occasion, but again came second, this time to the British driver, Mike Hawthorn, by one point. His career ended on Easter Monday, 1962, after a high speed crash at Goodwood. His famous lucky No. 7 car was not seen in a Formula One Grand Prix again, although he did return to saloon car racing.