Moss was one of the most iconic figures in British sports in the 1950s and 1960s, winning 16 Formula One races and finishing as the runner-up in the Drivers' Championship on four occasions.
"He died as he lived, looking wonderful," his widow, Lady Moss, confirmed.
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He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that.
Moss was an accomplished driver across all forms of motorsports, competing in up to 62 races per year and driving 84 different makes of car across the course of his career.
He remained the British Driver with the most F1 Grand Prix wins until 1991, when he was overtaken by Nigel Mansell.


But for his sense of sportsmanship, Moss could have been Britain's first world champion in 1958 instead of Mike Hawthorn.
He lost the title by a single point that year after asking stewards to reinstate his disqualified compatriot at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
"I felt that it was quite wrong and I went and gave evidence on Mike's behalf and said no way should he be disqualified," Moss, who won four races that year to Hawthorn's one, told Reuters in an interview at his home in 2009.
"They obviously gave him his points back and that took the title from me."
He was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1961, the year of his forced retirement after a crash which left him in a coma.
In his later life, he suffered from health problems and spent 134 days in hospital in 2016 after suffering a chest infection in Singapore in 2016.


  • Second place in F1 drivers championship four times, third overall on three other occasions.
  • First British driver to win a home Grand Prix in 1955 at Aintree.
  • Won the 1955 Mille Miglia -- Italy's 1,000-mile endurance race -- in a record time of little over 10 hours, beating then-Mercedes team mate Juan Manuel Fangio by nearly 33 minutes.
  • Nearly became the first British driver to win the F1 world championship in 1958 but lost by one point after sportingly asking Portuguese Grand Prix stewards to reinstate compatriot Mike Hawthorn who had been disqualified.
  • Awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1961.
  • Inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • Knighted for his services to motor racing in 2000.
  • Received the FIA gold medal in 2006 for his outstanding contribution to motorsport, where he joked: "This is the first FIA award I've ever won."
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