Mercedes pays tribute to Stirling Moss at Silverstone


Mercedes' cars will carry a special tribute emblem on their front nose for this weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, a badge honoring the memory of the great Stirling Moss who passed away earlier this year at 90.

Moss - who drove for Mercedes in F1 in 1955 and finished runner-up in the world championship behind teammate Juan Manuel Fangio - often raced with a horseshoe logo on his cars.

The image includes seven holes, a lucky number for the Moss family which took a keen interest in horse riding.

According to the team, the tribute was suggested by F1 historian Doug Nye.

"Sir Stirling was a larger-than-life figure in our sport and one of the survivors of an age when motor racing was about danger, bravery and camaraderie," said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

"But most of all, Stirling's career was characterised by an impeccable sportsmanship and in this he truly set himself apart.

"He was a great figure in the history of Mercedes, both as a Grand Prix driver and the winner of the 1955 Mille Miglia.

"It is no exaggeration to say that we will never see his like again."