“He made the name a legend exceeded. His skills in race cars of all types were truly exceptional,“ said formula 1 sports boss Ross Brawn, who was one of Moss to his friends. As “a giant Racer and a Gentleman” referred to him, the former formula 1 Pilot Martin Brundle. Moss had survived “the most dangerous Era of Motorsport”, and “tell great stories” had. The Englishman died on Sunday at the age of 90 years.

The native of London was considered one of the best formula 1 pilots, but a well-deserved coronation as world champion, he was denied. Four times he was world Second, three times third. As a result of an accident at Goodwood in 1962, and after a failed Comeback attempt a year later, Moss ended his career.

“This is a very sad day. Stirling Moss has left us after a long battle,“ wrote world Federation chief Jean Todt. “He was a true legend in motorsports and he will remain forever.” Daimler Boss Ola Källenius paid tribute to the former Mercedes pilot: “As a man, he is missing us very much, as one of the greatest drivers of all times, he will never be forgotten.”

head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff Moss described as a “larger-than-life figure” that you will keep for your “impeccable sporting spirit” in memory. Deep condolences to the applicable Moss’ wife, family and friends.

at the beginning of 2018 had pulled the Moss back after a month-long stay in the hospital, from public life, and was cared for at home by nurses. In celebration of his 90. Birthday in September 2019 took part his wife, Susie, without him. She was, according to media reports, in his last hours with him.