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British racing great Stirling Moss dies aged 90


Former English Formula One driver Stirling Moss waves to spectators as he sits in his 1955 Ferrari. File/Reuters

Motorsport great Stirling Moss has died aged 90 following a long illness, the British driver's wife announced on Sunday.

"It was one lap too many," Susie Moss told Britain's Press Association.

Sir Stirling Moss attends the official launch of The Silverstone Wing at Silverstone, Northamptonshire. File Photo

"He just closed his eyes."

Although Moss never won the Formula One title, he finished runner-up four times.

And in an era where it was common for drivers to race in different disciplines, a 14-year career that started in 1948 saw Moss win 212 of the 529 races he entered including the 1955 Mille Miglia, which took place on public roads in Italy.

Agence France-Presse

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