"Moss" redirects here. For other uses, see Moss (disambiguation).

Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE (born 17 September 1929, died April 12 2020) was a British Formula One driver. He is often known as 'the greatest driver not to win the world championship', having come second in the championship in 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958. He was also third in the championship in 1959, 1960 and 1961, before retiring after entering a coma due to an accident in 1962.


Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Career Summary[edit | edit source]

Note: Italics denotes non-championship entries only.

Year Entrant Constructor WDC Pts WDC Pos. Report
1949 Stirling Moss Cooper-JAP Pre-champ
1950 HW Motors HWM-Alta Non-champ only Report
1951 HW Motors HWM-Alta 0 NC Report
1952 HW Motors HWM-Alta 0 NC Report
ERA Ltd ERA-Bristol
ERA
Connaught Engineering Connaught-Lea-Francis
BRM BRM
1953 Connaught Engineering Connaught-Lea-Francis 0 NC Report
Rob Walker Racing Team
Cooper Car Company Cooper-Alta
Cooper-JAP
Stirling Moss
1954 Equipe Moss/AE Moss Maserati 4 17 13th Report
Officine Alfieri Maserati
1955 Diamler Benz AG Mercedes-Benz 23 2nd Report
Stirling Moss Ltd Maserati
Officine Alfieri Maserati
1956 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 27 (28) 2nd Report
Vandervell Products Ltd Vanwall
1957 Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 25 2nd Report
Vandervell Products Ltd Vanwall
1958 RRC Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 41 2nd Report
Vandervell Products Ltd Vanwall
1959 RRC Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax
Cooper-BRM
25 12 3rd Report
British Racing Partnership BRM
Owen Racing Organisation
1960 RRC Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 19 3rd Report
Lotus-Climax
1961 RRC Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 21 3rd Report
Ferguson-Climax
Cooper-Climax
British Racing Partnership Lotus-Climax
1962 RRC Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax Non-champ only Report
British Racing Partnership

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 68
Starts 66
Shared drives 7
Pole Positions 16
Front Row Starts 37
Race Wins 16
Podiums 24
Fastest laps 19
Points 186.643
Laps Raced 3346
Distance Raced 19915 km (12375 mi)
Races Led 31
Laps Led 1181
Distance Led 6369 km (3958 mi)
Doubles 7
Hat-Tricks 3
Grand Chelems 1

Wins[edit | edit source]

No. Race
1 1955 British Grand Prix
2 1956 Monaco Grand Prix
3 1956 Italian Grand Prix
4 1957 British Grand Prix
5 1957 Pescara Grand Prix
6 1957 Italian Grand Prix
7 1958 Argentine Grand Prix
8 1958 Dutch Grand Prix
9 1958 Portuguese Grand Prix
10 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix
11 1959 Portuguese Grand Prix
12 1959 Italian Grand Prix
13 1960 Monaco Grand Prix
14 1960 United States Grand Prix
15 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
16 1961 German Grand Prix

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1951 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 0 NC
8th
1952 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
1953 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
9th Ret DNA 6th 13th
1954 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg link 4.143 13th
3rd Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret
1955 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 23 2nd
4th
[1]
9th 2nd 2nd C 1st C C Ret C
1956 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg 27 (28) 2nd
Ret 1st 3rd
Ret[2]
5th
Ret[2]
Ret 2nd 1st
1957 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Abruzzo bandiera.svg Flag of Italy.svg 25 2nd
8th Ret 1st
Ret[3]
5th 1st 1st
1958 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Morocco.svg 41 2nd
1st Ret 1st Ret 2nd Ret Ret 1st Ret 1st
1959 Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg US flag 49 stars.svg 25.5 3rd
Ret Ret DSQ 2nd Ret 1st 1st Ret
1960 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg US flag 49 stars.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 19 3rd
3rd
Ret[4]
1st 4th DNS INJ INJ DSQ 1st
1961 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 21 3rd
1st 4th 8th Ret DSQ
Ret[5]
1st Ret Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols
  1. Shared drive with Hans Hermann and Karl Kling
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shared drive with Cesare Perdisa
  3. Shared drive with Tony Brooks
  4. Shared drive with Maurice Trintignant, no points awarded
  5. Shared drive with Jack Fairman

External links[edit | edit source]

V T E List of World Drivers' Championship runners-up
1950: Juan Manuel Fangio
1951: Alberto Ascari
1952: Giuseppe Farina
1953: Juan Manuel Fangio
1954: José Froilán González
1955: Stirling Moss
1956: Stirling Moss
1957: Stirling Moss
1958: Stirling Moss
1959: Tony Brooks
1960: Bruce McLaren
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1962: Jim Clark
1963: Graham Hill
1964: Graham Hill
1965: Graham Hill
1966: John Surtees
1967: Jack Brabham
1968: Jackie Stewart
1969: Jacky Ickx
1970: Jacky Ickx
1971: Ronnie Peterson
1972: Jackie Stewart
1973: Emerson Fittipaldi
1974: Clay Regazzoni
1975: Emerson Fittipaldi
1976: Niki Lauda
1977: Jody Scheckter
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1979: Gilles Villeneuve
1980: Nelson Piquet
1981: Carlos Reutemann
1982: Didier Pironi
1983: Alain Prost
1984: Alain Prost
1985: Michele Alboreto
1986: Nigel Mansell
1987: Nigel Mansell
1988: Alain Prost
1989: Ayrton Senna
1990: Alain Prost
1991: Nigel Mansell
1992: Riccardo Patrese
1993: Ayrton Senna
1994: Damon Hill
1995: Damon Hill
1996: Jacques Villeneuve
1997: Heinz-Harald Frentzen*
1998: Michael Schumacher
1999: Eddie Irvine
2000: Mika Häkkinen
2001: David Coulthard
2002: Rubens Barrichello
2003: Kimi Räikkönen
2004: Rubens Barrichello
2005: Kimi Räikkönen
2006: Michael Schumacher
2007: Lewis Hamilton
2008: Felipe Massa
2009: Sebastian Vettel
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Jenson Button
2012: Fernando Alonso
2013: Fernando Alonso
2014: Nico Rosberg
2015: Nico Rosberg
2016: Lewis Hamilton
2017: Sebastian Vettel
2018: Sebastian Vettel
2019: Valtteri Bottas
* Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 championship.
V T E Grand Prix Drivers' Association
Chairman
Moss • Bonnier • Stewart • Scheckter • Pironi • Senna • M. Schumacher • Coulthard • R. Schumacher • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Barrichello • Wurz
Directors
M. Schumacher • Berger • Brundle • D. Hill • Coulthard • Wurz • Trulli • Webber • R. Schumacher • Alonso • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Massa • Vettel • Barrichello • Button • Grosjean
Affected races
1969 Belgian Grand Prix • 1970 German Grand Prix • 1982 South African Grand Prix • 1994 San Marino Grand Prix
Related
Professional Racing Drivers Assocation
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