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Stirling Moss, 1929-2020

Sir Patrick Head, the legendary engineer and co-founder of Williams Grand Prix, once rather acerbically stated of Jacques Villeneuve that the 1997 World Champion “made rather heavy weather of winning” his title. In contrast, it could be said of Sir Stirling Moss that he created clear skies where storms were expected. He was a master of the luminous drive in a dull-witted car, a classic sportsman who lost a World Championship because he disapproved of a penalty which would have handed him the laurels, a pitiless self-assessor who retired from racing not because he was no longer good enough to race but simply because he was no longer as good as he had once been. Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/stirling-moss-1929-2020/

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RIP Stirling Moss.

 

Many lessons can be drawn from his example. Disputing a penalty to a competitor and costing himself a championship being one of my favorites.

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