On the 12th, April 2020, the racing world had to say the most heartbreaking goodbye to other legend of racing world. The English racer, Sir Stirling Moss passed away at the age of 90 in Mayfair, London after hard time of fighting against diseases. He has been considered as the greatest “king without titles” throughout the history of F1.
Being protested by dad while opting for professional racing
Stir Stirling Moss was offered a special nickname as “Mr. Motor Sports” because he owns such a high possibility of adopting himself to different races and succeeded in most types of races that he has taken part in. Born in a Jewish family of London on the 17th, September 1929, he was bullied and discriminated by school peers. However, luckily, his family has the long-lasting tradition of racing, especialy his dad, the ameteur racer Alfred Moss who used to rank 16th in the Indianapolis 500 tournament in 1924.
Stirling was presented the first racing car when he was at the age of 9 by his dad, this was an Austin 7. After being given this precious present 6 years, he gained the driving license and bought himself another car.
After the World War II, he was exempted from the compulsory 2-year military mission for male adolescents because of his personal kidney disease. Since then, he started his professional racing career. It was in 1948 when Stirling became a newbie racer, despite of his dad’s disapproval as he wanted Stirling to be a dentist
Stirling Moss tried to convince his dad and utilized the awarded sum gained from several horse races which he’d took part in, to be the first “client” of Cooper – a renowned car producing company at that time.