Sir Stirling Moss has announced he has officially retired from public life following illness at the age of 88.
Moss, winner of 16 Grands Prix and four times runner-up in the World Championship, has been recovering from health problems since 2016. He is to now focus on spending time his family and take a well-deserved rest.
A message from Sir Stirling’s son was posted Moss’s website, stating: To all of his many friends and fans around the world, who use this website for regular updates, my father would like to announce that he will be closing it down.
Following his severe infections at the end of 2016 and his subsequent slow and arduous recovery, the decision has been made that, at the age of 88, the indefatigable man will finally retire, so that he and my mother can have some much-deserved rest and spend more time with each other and the rest of the family.
The entire and extended Moss clan thank everyone for all their love and support over the years and we wish you all a happy and prosperous 2018.
To anyone who has known of Sir Stirling Moss’s battle to fight back from the illness he caught in Singapore at the end of 2016, the decision to retire from public life will come as no surprise. To some it may even be a relief: after all, the 88-year old and his family will now be able to focus entirely on his recovery, undistracted by the need to deal with the multitudinous requests for appearances he still receives. He has now hung up his helmet both literally and figuratively and all the pressure is off. The only thing that matters now is getting better.