Stirling Moss Memorial: Westminster Abbey Tribute

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In April 2020, Sir Stirling Moss, often hailed as the greatest Formula 1 driver never to clinch the championship, passed away at the age of 90. Due to pandemic-related lockdown restrictions, his family couldn’t organize a memorial service at the time.

Now, an opportunity to honor Moss’s legacy has emerged, with over 2,000 people expected to gather at Westminster Abbey for a commemorative ceremony. His son, Stirling Elliot Moss, expressed deep gratitude for the chance to celebrate his father’s remarkable life, emphasizing the widespread admiration and respect for Moss.

The service will feature speakers such as three-time world champion Jackie Stewart and former Autosport editor Simon Taylor. Moss’s family arranged for a display of his iconic cars, including the renowned Mille Miglia-winning Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR bearing the iconic number ‘722’. In tribute, 722 tickets have been made available to the motorsport community.

Further car displays will take place at the nearby Royal Automobile Club, showcasing vehicles like the Mercedes W196 F1 car. Moss, despite winning 16 Grands Prix, narrowly missed securing the championship title, finishing as a runner-up four times and third three times between 1955 and 1961.

His F1 career was curtailed by a 1962 accident at Goodwood, resulting in a month-long coma. Though he recovered fully, Moss felt his driving prowess never fully returned post-accident, leading him to retire from racing.


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