BRITISH Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss is recovering in hospital after falling down the lift shaft of his home on Saturday (March 6).
Sir Moss, 80, fell three floors after the doors opened by accident. He broke both of his ankles, four foot bones, chipped four of his vertebrae and suffered skin damage. He did not lose consciousness.
Paramedics rushed him to the Royal London Hospital where he underwent surgery. Former head of the Formula 1 on track medical team Professor Sid Watkins helped Sir Stirling move to a hospital closer to his Mayfair home on Sunday (March 7).
His family issued a statement saying that he is recovering well. They expect him to make a recovery in six weeks.
Sir Stirling Moss won 16 Grand Prixs during his F1 career between 1951 and 1961. He finished runner-up in the: 1955, ‘56, ‘57 and ’58 world championships – three times to Juan Manuel Fangio and the later time to Mike Hawthorn. He is widely considered to be the greatest driver not to have won the title.
His racing career was ended in by a huge crash at Goodwood in 1962. So he’ll probably just think of this as a scratch.
Get well soon Sir Stirling! 😉