RACING DRIVER

Stirling Moss

1929 - 2020

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Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss (17 September 1929 – 12 April 2020) was a British Formula One driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several different motorsports competitions and has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the Formula One World Championship". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stirling Moss has received more than 2,615,258 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Stirling Moss is the 50th most popular racing driver (down from 35th in 2019), the 915th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 672nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Racing Driver.

Stirling Moss is most famous for being the first British driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix.

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Among RACING DRIVERS

Among racing drivers, Stirling Moss ranks 50 out of 1,080Before him are Didier Pironi, Ari Vatanen, Lorenzo Bandini, René Arnoux, Valentino Rossi, and Jacques Laffite. After him are Alfredo Ferrari, Patrick Depailler, Tazio Nuvolari, Michèle Mouton, Lewis Hamilton, and Wolfgang von Trips.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Stirling Moss ranks 96Before him are Alfred Moisiu, Isabel Sarli, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Fernanda Montenegro, and Lorenzo Buffon. After him are Michael Atiyah, Chespirito, David Kelly, Paul Lauterbur, Věra Chytilová, and Hélène Carrère d'Encausse. Among people deceased in 2020, Stirling Moss ranks 67Before him are Radomir Antić, Mario J. Molina, John Saxon, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Pranab Mukherjee, and Freeman Dyson. After him are Jack Steinberger, Ulay, Amadou Toumani Touré, Clive Cussler, Eddie Van Halen, and Kelly Preston.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stirling Moss ranks 915 out of 8,785Before him are Freeman Dyson (1923), Adelard of Bath (1075), Anne Hyde (1637), Pat Hitchcock (1928), David I of Scotland (1084), and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868). After him are Prince Michael of Kent (1942), John McAfee (1945), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), William Penn (1645), Bob Klose (1945), and David Irving (1938).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Stirling Moss ranks 10Before him are Jim Clark (1936), Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), Alfonso de Portago (1928), John Surtees (1934), and Mike Hawthorn (1929). After him are Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), Colin McRae (1968), Mike Hailwood (1940), Tom Pryce (1949), and Roger Williamson (1948).