Sir Stirling Moss, OBE (born Stirling Craufurd Moss; 17 September 1929) is a British former Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition and has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship". In a seven-year span between 1955 and 1961 Moss finished as championship runner-up four times and third the other three.
In Ian Fleming 's original unpublished notes for a short story called Murder On Wheels, James Bond is in Nurbering in Switzerland, the infamous race track to stop SMERSH agents from deliberately sabotaging a race which will kill Stirling Moss and make it look like an unfortunate accident . He is trained to drive the Maserati by Moss himself to tackle the course and he eventually defeats the agent by making him lose control of his vehicle and saves Moss's life.
- He is the only real-life celebrity mentioned in Fleming's novels.
- Due to his age and in fear of being sued in Anthony Horowitz 's 2015 Novel Trigger Mortis, the character is replaced by Lancey Smith, who is based on Moss.
- Moss actually briefly appeared as himself in the 1967 Spy spoof Casino Royale (1967 film)