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#1 Andy865

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 14:48

During an interview with radio le mans (moss was doing the classic race warm up) a few minutes ago, Stirling said he was getting too frightened of racing and the speeds involved and has taken the decision to retire from racing, with immediate effect. He will not take part in the classic race.

Three cheers for a truly great driver, and a top gentleman.

http://www.stirlingm...areer/biography

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#2 Lorenzo99

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 15:50

Probably the best GP driver ever IMO. A true gent and someone years ahead of his time (Love all the gadgets he has in his house).

He'll be sadly missed, but if he feels it's time to retire and take it easy I say good luck to him. Although I think he'll do a Murray and not really retire. :clap:

#3 zold

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:04

Legend, to have gotten that far and finally feels he's lost "it". All the best to him!

#4 Aloisioitaly

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:16

He drove a Ferrari on 14 occasions, winning 12 of the races entered and taking 10 fastest laps!!! :up:

#5 Rob29

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:16

Thought he anounced his 'retirement' in 1963.A great man anyway-I guess my first hero-won at the first meeting I attended Crystal Palace F2 1953.At 81 is he the oldest active race driver?

#6 Sakae

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:32

Thought he anounced his 'retirement' in 1963.

That's what I thought; beats even Schumacher with his second coming.

Edited by Sakae, 09 June 2011 - 16:32.


#7 midgrid

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:34

That was his retirement from Formula 1 and other top-level motorsport, caused by his serious injuries sustained at Goodwood in 1962. This is his complete retirement from racing, as he has competed in numerous historic events since then (and I think he had a go at the BTCC as well).

#8 swerved

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:52

During an interview with radio le mans (moss was doing the classic race warm up) a few minutes ago, Stirling said he was getting too frightened of racing and the speeds involved and has taken the decision to retire from racing, with immediate effect. He will not take part in the classic race.

Three cheers for a truly great driver, and a top gentleman.

http://www.stirlingm...areer/biography



:up: A rare (and dying) breed.

#9 lewymp4

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:57

Three cheers for a truly great driver, and a top gentleman.


Just reading about him and his exploits, made him one of my all time favorites. Stirling is in the top 5 on my list of the greatest F1 drivers, since the beginning of the championship in 1950. I like many throughout the world, wish him all the best.




#10 Bloggsworth

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 17:06

A driver without equal as an all-rounder winning in every class of racing, in F1, sports cars, saloon cars; he has won international rallies and lawnmower races.

#11 wdh

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 17:56

I'd like to wish him a long and happy retirement! :)

#12 MightyMoose

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 18:06

A great driver without doubt, but also a complete arsehole on the occasion I had the misfortune to be in his vicinity.

Let's hope that he keeps away from lift shafts and also commenting on certain F1 drivers.

#13 TFLB

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 18:57

Thought he anounced his 'retirement' in 1963.A great man anyway-I guess my first hero-won at the first meeting I attended Crystal Palace F2 1953.At 81 is he the oldest active race driver?

I saw a man racing at Silverstone in 2006 who was 96 years old. So i'd imagine there are several racing drivers in their 80s and beyond.

#14 BigWicks

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 19:11

lets be honest, he retired in 1963, having a second retirement is a bit self indulgent

#15 nordschleife

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 20:00

Mind the step...

#16 Andy865

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 20:23

lets be honest, he retired in 1963, having a second retirement is a bit self indulgent


In fairness to him its not like some massive announcement with great fanfare. He just got out of the car and the car and said 'that'll do, ive had enough'.

Mind the step...


Disgraceful. Go jump down a lift shaft.

Edited by Andy865, 09 June 2011 - 20:23.


#17 Palmero

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 20:38

A great driver without doubt, but also a complete arsehole on the occasion I had the misfortune to be in his vicinity.


Mind sharing?

#18 Callisto

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 21:15

A great driver without doubt, but also a complete arsehole on the occasion I had the misfortune to be in his vicinity.

Let's hope that he keeps away from lift shafts and also commenting on certain F1 drivers.

very poor comment,are you not doing exactly the same on this bb?.commenting on certain f1 drivers

#19 marcoferrari

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:30

Great driver, definitely one of my favourite! :up:
He could have won 3 championship titles in Formula One (1956, 1958, 1959), but luck wasn t at his side... Anyway, great personality and a true gentleman... :)
Everything best to the future, sir Moss! :clap:

Edited by marcoferrari, 10 June 2011 - 06:30.