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Sir Stirling Moss returns home after lengthy hospital stay

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has finally returned home after spending 134 days in hospital with a chest infection.

The 87 year old had fallen ill just before Christmas while in Singapore and was admitted to hospital. He was then moved and taken back to the UK to a London hospital for further recovery.

A statement from Moss’s website¬†confirmed that he is “back where he belongs”.

“He still has a substantial amount of recovery to undertake but says that he has determination and a great pit crew,” it reads.

“He and Lady Moss are enormously grateful to the medical staff, both here and abroad, who worked so tirelessly to make all this possible.

“They also want to thank, from the bottom of their hearts, all the family, friends and fans for their love and support.

“It has been overwhelming and given them a lot of strength, smiles and hope.

“For now, they are looking forward to just lying back on their pillows in their bedroom and watching the Spanish Grand Prix.”

Moss is seen as the greatest driver never to win the World Championship with four runner up finishes and three times in third place across seven years. His career also took in sports car racing with him twice finishing second overall at the Le Mans 24 hours, including one class win, as well as winning the Sebring 12 hours. Moss is also a former Mille Miglia winner in 1955 in a career that spanned 1948 to 1962 in his prime with one off appearances happening all the way up to as recent as 2011 in historic racing series amongst others.

Andrew Campbell
Photo Credit: Get Surrey

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