Stirling Moss walking away from his crashed BRM motor car, 1959.
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'A front brake failure at 100 mph made Moss spin off the course when he was leading the International Trophy Race at Silverstone. His ill-fated BRM, which has not won a race in its 10-year history, crashed into a bank and Moss was shaken but unhurt'. Stirling Moss (born 1929), English racing driver, won many major races in the 1950s, including the British Grand Prix (1955 and 1957) and the Mille Miglia. Between 1951 and 1961 he won 16 races from 66 starts. Moss retired from competition in 1962 after a crash.