Stirling Moss, the archetypal British racer widely regarded as the greatest Formula One driver never to win the world championship, died at the age of 90 on Sunday.
A teammate at Mercedes to Argentine five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, the Briton won 16 Grand Prix competitions in the 1950s and early 1960s when the sport was at its deadliest and most daring.
Four times a championship runner-up, and also third overall on three occasions, no other driver has won as many races without taking the title.
Moss was also the first Briton to win his home Grand Prix, beating Fangio at Aintree in 1955, and became a byword for speed.
Motorists pulled over for showing too much haste could expect to be asked by police: "Who do you think you are? Stirling Moss?"
Moss once revealed he had also been asked the same question by a policeman "but I couldn't work out if he was taking the mick."
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