In pictures: The life of Sir Stirling Moss

News Desk

Motor racing great Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90.

Here the PA news agency looks back at his career in pictures.

Formula One Motor Racing – RAC 500cc Race – Silverstone 1948
Moss began his racing career in 1948, and competed in the RAC 500cc race at Silverstone in support of the first British Grand Prix (PA)

Motor Racing – 12 Hour Race – Rheims, France
Moss celebrates winning the 1953 12 Hours of Reims in his Jaguar (PA)

Motor Racing – Stirling Moss – Bristol Hospital
Later that year Moss was hospitalised after a crash in Wiltshire (PA)

Formula One Motor Racing – British Grand Prix – Aintree
Moss pipped Juan Manuel Fangio to victory in the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree (PA)

Motor Racing – Pescara Grand Prix – Stirling Moss – Italy
Pictured winning the Pescara Grand Prix in Italy in 1957 – Moss would claim the third of four runner-up finishes in that year’s world championship (PA)

Motor Racing – Silver City Trophy – Brands Hatch
Moss lapped all but two competitors en route to victory at Brands Hatch in 1961 (PA)

Moss retired from racing in 1962
After an illustrious career, Moss retired from racing ahead of the 1963 season (PA)

Moss received a knighthood in 2000
Moss received a knighthood in 2000 (John Stillwell/PA)

Moss and his wife, Lady Susie Moss, pictured at Goodwood House in 2006
Moss and his wife, Lady Susie Moss, pictured at Goodwood House in 2006 (Chris Ison/PA)

Motor Racing – Formula One World Championship – British Grand Prix – Race – Silverstone
Moss shakes hands with Jenson Button during the latter’s 2009 world championship-winning campaign (Rui Vieira/PA)