The sad passing of racing icon Sir Stirling Moss at age 90 was announced on Easter Sunday by his wife Lady Moss.
Moss was widely regarded as the greatest all-round racer in history – he was never World Champion simply due to his love of British machinery and finished runner-up in four successive seasons between 1955-58.
And following the sad news of his death, the world of motorsport is united in its tribute.
Moss won his first World Championship race with Mercedes at the 1955 British Grand Prix.
Today, the sporting world lost not only a true icon and a legend, but a gentleman. The Team and the Mercedes Motorsport family have lost a dear friend. Sir Stirling, we’ll miss you. pic.twitter.com/XEsDf68A7r
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) April 12, 2020
Today we say goodbye to Sir Stirling Moss, the racing legend. I certainly will miss our conversations. I am truly grateful to have had these special moments with him. Sending my prayers and thoughts to his family. May he rest in peace🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/SDUAqxENHk
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) April 12, 2020
RIP, Sir Stirling Moss. ❤️
A true sporting legend.
Our condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/SsU2mTUpde
— Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN (@alfaromeoracing) April 12, 2020
Moss’ epic 1961 victory in Monaco came for Lotus when he saw off the more powerful Ferrari of Richie Ginther.
RIP Sir Stirling. A true legend and a wonderful person. To Scuderia Ferrari, he was a formidable opponent.
Our thoughts are with his wife, family and friends. pic.twitter.com/MbshEwJuxq
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) April 12, 2020
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) April 12, 2020
RIP Sir Stirling Moss.
Only had the pleasure of meeting him briefly a couple of times but even that was enough to understand why he was so highly respected.
My thoughts are with his family.
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) April 12, 2020
All at McLaren mourn the passing of a legend of our sport, Sir Stirling Moss. A prodigious competitor, supremely talented racer, and consummate gentleman, he leaves an indelible mark of greatness on the history of international motorsport. Our condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/c3vdzTuFgN
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) April 12, 2020
Rip Sir 🙏🏼 https://t.co/THS5v7ooOx
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) April 12, 2020
A true icon of our sport.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family & friends.
Rest in peace, Sir Stirling Moss ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kaqA2zXbAW
— ROKiT WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) April 12, 2020
Today we have lost a true legend of motorsport. A formidable racer and a real gentleman.
Rest in Peace Sir Stirling Moss.
Our thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/WUuNvergkF
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) April 12, 2020
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of one of Great Britain’s finest racing drivers, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, who passed away in the early hours of this morning at the age of 90. https://t.co/ZpzyGiPAXw pic.twitter.com/HGRbZ3lnPV
— Silverstone (@SilverstoneUK) April 12, 2020
So sad to hear the news about Stirling. Easter now; Easter back in 1962, when he crashed so heavily at Goodwood. Thoughts and hugs with Suzie. I took this pic a couple of days before Stirl left for his last cruise. He's telling Jack Windsor all about the Mercedes W125 x pic.twitter.com/GBM0SJC3CI
— Peter Windsor (@PeterDWindsor) April 12, 2020
Saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Stirling Moss. One of the sport's true greats. Our thoughts this weekend with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/FQYgJz11yL
— Channel 4 F1® (@C4F1) April 12, 2020
Rest in peace, Sir Stirling Moss.
An icon not just of Formula One, but of sport as a whole.
Our condolences to his family and friends. He will be dearly missed. https://t.co/cgdExtl5uW
— BWT Racing Point F1 Team (@RacingPointF1) April 12, 2020