Onboard with Moss at Brands Hatch


A pioneer of his era trials an innovative way to capture the sport

An icon of motor sport, with a CV spanning success in Formula 1, sports cars and the Mille Miglia, was born 88 years ago this weekend. A force to be reckoned with, Stirling Moss is the greatest driver never to win the world championship.

During his seven-year F1 career, Moss was runner-up in the world championship four times and third on a further three occasions. A jack of all trades, his first victory came at home at Brands Hatch in 1955, but soon his career saw him taking multiple sports car victories in events ranging from the TT to the challenging 6 Hours of Nürburgring, racing for the biggest marques in the business: Aston Martin, Maserati and Ferrari, to name a few.

This particular clip epitomises racing of the time: fast, loud and dangerous. During the 1960 season Moss won the famous Monaco Grand Prix, but during practice at Spa-Francorchamps he was severely injured and was out for the following three races. He recovered and was back on form to win the final race of the season at Riverside, California.

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