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ALWAYS REMEMBERING SIR STIRLING MOSS, “THE KING WITHOUT TITLES” OF F1 RACING TOURNAMENT (PART 02)

Stirling Moss started to show off his talent throughout various champions in different levels, from national to internationally. Gradually, he upgraded his racing skills to participate in Formula 3 and other higher-level, more spectacular racing tournament. However, all of these titles are still not persuasive enough to make Jaguar offer Moss a chance to take part in their main racing formation of the challenging Dundrod Tourist Trophy 1950  taking part in Dundrod race (12 km in length).

Instead of that, Stirling Moss took part in Tommy Wisdom with the Jaguar XK120 car and succeeded in taking control over the race, defeated the racing players of Jaguar to gain the final trophy. After this victory, he became the leader of Jaguar sports racing team, which turned his career into a new leaf. 

Even Stirling Moss had never become the winner in Le Mans 24h racing tournament and had just been the first runner up 2 times, in 1953 as a Jaguar racer and in 1956 as an Aston Martin racer, he was still rated as one of the greatest racers at that time who set new standards for worldwide racing field in the 1950s.

Stirling Moss’s victories in the Mille Miglia (the race which featured the distance of almost 1600 km around Italia) in 1955 for Mercedes, Nurburgring 1000km in 1958 and in 1959 with Tourist Trophy (in the Goodwood race, England), in 1959 (both as a racer of Aston Martin). All of these races were highly ranked and important in helping Stirling Moss gain more spotlight as well as take off his professional racing career. As successful as it might sound in these tournaments, however, Moss did not have his same pot luck in the Formula One race (F1).

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ALWAYS REMEMBERING SIR STIRLING MOSS, “THE KING WITHOUT TITLES” OF F1 RACING TOURNAMENT (TO BE CONTINUED)

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.