F1 Throwback: When Lewis Hamilton and Sir Stirling Moss Drove Together Side by Side

Published 04/12/2020, 11:09 AM EDT
Lewis Hamilton and Stirling Moss


Sir Stirling Moss, who has passed on aged 90, embodied motorsport to at any rate two ages of his kinsmen subsequent to setting up himself as the best racing driver of his time in a short however excellent vocation.

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Moss raced in Formula 1 in the game’s sentimental age of the 1950s and mid-1960s, winning 16 Grand Prix. However, in spite of his opponents at the time recognizing he was the best, he always lost the World Championship.

Mostly, that was to do with misfortune, poor unwavering quality positively hurt him in the two seasons he ought to have won the title, in 1958-59.

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For Moss’ situation, there was never any uncertainty about how great he was. From 1948 to his implemented retirement in 1962, Moss won 212 of the 529 races he entered overall motorsport classes. Of the individuals who hustled against him, just the greats Juan Manuel Fangio and Jim Clark were tantamount, and the vocations of Moss and Clark only briefly coincided.

Fangio was unique, for the two were opponents for a long time during the 1950s and colleagues for one.

A few onlookers guarantee Moss was preferred much over Fangio. Like Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Tazio Nuvolari, each man has advocates who accept he was the best racing driver ever.

Stirling Moss relived his F1 days with Lewis Hamilton at Monza

The British duo took the silver arrows around Monza in 2015. Stirling Moss drove for Mercedes in 1955. In the driver’s seat of the Streamliner, the 85-year-old Moss moved back the years in his exemplary light blue overalls. While in the cockpit of the Monoposto, 2 times Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton finished a top pick Silver Arrows line-up to take on the amazing Monza banking.

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In 1955, Stirling Moss contended in the Mille Miglia, a race more than 1,000 miles on open streets in Italy in the quickest games vehicles of the time.

Driving a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, he won in new record time, beating colleague Fangio by about thirty minutes.

Over Easter weekend in 1962, he was driving at Goodwood when he was gravely harmed in an accident. The reason for which is obscure right up ’til the present time.

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He was in a state of unconsciousness for a month, the left-hand side of his body mostly incapacitated. It was a year prior when he attempted a rebound.

In a private test meeting, at Goodwood, he found that while he could produce the lap times, his focus had gone. He tragically declared his retirement.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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