You may remember that Sir Stirling Moss was scheduled to race his very own 1961 Porsche RS61 during the Legends race at this year’s Le Mans. Well this afternoon during qualify for the race, Moss made the decision to call it quits.
“This afternoon I scared myself and I have always said that if I felt I was not up to it or that I was getting in the way of fellow competitors, then I would retire”.
Having raced from the age of 18, winning the British Grand Prix twice, the Monaco Grand Prix three times, the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio and the Tourist Trophy, as well as countless other races, during his professional career, Sir Stirling Moss may is widely regarded as THE greatest driver never to have won the Formula One championship.
As Stirling said, on the day of his retirement, “I love racing, but now it is time to stop”.
Personally, I think Sir Stirling Moss’s reason for retiring defines his greatness.
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