Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss was a British F1 driver who raced in the Formula 1 World Championship between 1951 and 1961. He won 16 Grands Prix and 16 claimed pole positions during his distinguished career and finished runner up in the Drivers World Championship in 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958. He was a three time winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix and a double winner of both the British Grand Prix (at Aintree) and the Portuguese Grand Prix. He is often referred to as the greatest F1 driver who never won the World Championship. His career was cut short by a crash in a race at Goodwood in April 1962 which left him in a coma. He died at his home in Mayfair, London in April 2020 after a long illness.

During an interview on Beyond The Grid – The F1® Podcast that was released on 20 May 2020, a month after his death, Sir Stirling reminisced about his extraordinarily magnanimous decision to support his title rival Mike Hawthorn at the 1958 Portuguese Grand Prix when the Englishman faced exclusion from the event for rejoining the track in a dangerous manner. This astonishing act of sportsmanship almost certainly cost Sir Stirling the 1958 drivers’ title which instead went to Hawthorn by a single point but when quizzed about his choice by interviewer Mia Forbes Pirie, Sir Stirling expressed no regrets.

Stirling Moss' F1 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixCircuitDateRoundNo.TeamChassisTyreGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11955 British Grand PrixAintree Racecourse16 July 19556/712Mercedes-BenzW196Continental10.2003:07:21.200139.155434.523
21956 Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco13 May 19562/828Maserati250FPirelli26.1003:00:32.900104.514314.500
31956 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza2 September 19568/836Maserati250FPirelli65.7002:23:41.300208.785500.000
41957 British Grand PrixAintree Racecourse20 July 19575/820VanwallPirelli-25.6003:06:37.800139.694434.520
51957 Pescara Grand PrixPescara Circuit18 August 19577/826VanwallPirelli23:13.9002:59:22.700154.005460.422
61957 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza8 September 19578/818VanwallPirelli241.2002:35:03.900193.563500.250
71958 Argentine Grand PrixAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez19 January 19581/1114Cooper ClimaxT43Continental72.7002:19:33.700134.600312.989
81958 Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Park Zandvoort26 May 19583/111VanwallDunlop247.9002:04:49.200151.200314.475
91958 Portuguese Grand PrixCircuit da Boavista24 August 19589/112VanwallDunlop15:12.7502:11:27.800171.150375.000
101958 Moroccan Grand PrixAin-Diab Circuit19 October 195811/118VanwallDunlop224.2002:09:15.100187.400403.754
111959 Portuguese Grand PrixMonsanto Park23 August 19597/94Cooper ClimaxT51Dunlop11 lap2:11:55.410152.980336.350
121959 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza13 September 19598/914Cooper ClimaxT51Dunlop146.7002:04:05.400200.200414.000
131960 Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco29 May 19602/1028Lotus Climax18Dunlop152.1002:53:45.500108.600314.500
141960 United States Grand PrixRiverside International Raceway20 November 196010/105Lotus Climax18Dunlop138.0002:28:52.200159.318395.295
151961 Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco14 May 19611/820Lotus Climax18Dunlop13.6002:45:50.100113.800314.500
161961 German Grand PrixNürburgring6 August 19616/87Lotus Climax18/21Dunlop321.4002:18:12.400148.500342.150