14 Apr 2020

Sir Stirling Moss dies aged 90

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 14 April 2020

Motor racing champions past and present have been paying tribute to Sir Stirling Moss who died at the weekend aged 90.

He's always been hailed as one of the sport's greatest drivers, despite never winning its ultimate prize - the Formula One world championship.

The dashing Englishman's name became a byword for speed and even nearly sixty years after a crash ended his racing career, police are still pulling over speeding motorists with the words - "who do you think your are? Stirling Moss?"

Current world champion Lewis Hamilton said he valued his friendship with Sir Stirling, saying - "We were two people from massively different times and backgrounds, but we clicked and ultimately found that the love for racing we both shared made us comrades".

American legend Mario Andretti said: "He was my hero and such a kind man beloved by everyone. He was a true giant."

One of Sir Stirling's greatest fans was the three-times world champion Sir Jackie Stewart.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.