Racing Legend and Jetsetter: Sir Stirling Moss OBE

Luxury Car News: During his heyday as a Formula One driver, Sir Stirling Moss was known as both a jetsetter and a legendary Formula One racecar driver. The British-born driver was a bona fide superstar with a career record of winning more than 40 percent of the 529 races he entered.

Stirling Moss won an astounding 16 out of the 66 Grand Prix races in which he drove. Moss’ teams over his illustrious career included Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Vanwall, Rob Walker, Cooper, and Lotus. His 67 Grand Prix entries is a record, and, he is the youngest driver to set the fastest lap in a Formula One race, at 24 years, 303 days, in 1954.

We recently talked about the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and mentioned that Sir Moss was going to appear along with the 1960 Maserati he drove to the winner’s circle of the 1960 Cuban Grand Prix. He was unable to attend due to an injury incurred at home while working in his garage.

Although Stirling suffered two broken ankles, four broken bones to his foot, skin abrasions and four chipped vertebrae. He is now comfortable and recovering in a London hospital after surgery to both ankles.

Never question the heart of a champion, indeed. Get well soon, Sir Stirling Moss.

En route:

James Rothaar

As an independent contractor, James has written content for and other leading online luxury lifestyle magazines. Rothaar previously served as the senior-tenured staff writer for JustLuxe, having worked with the digital magazine since 2005. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and works as an independent marketing consultant and a freelance writer. James Rothaar has an MBA degree...(Read More)

Around the web