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26 October 2020 00:34

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Top Gear fans reacted with many plaudits to the programme's classy tribute to British racing great, Stirling Moss, who died during in April at the age of 90. Moss famously raced his Lotus in Formula 1 for 10 years, winning 16 Grand Prix events, but never winning the World Championship. One fan tweeted: "Wow, what a touching tribute to Sir Stirling Moss on #topgear". What a simply breathtaking tribute to Sir Stirling Moss. Like the Colin McRae film last year, this tribute from @harrismonkey to Stirling Moss is so perfectly done.

A shame what happened to Stirling Moss (a crash ending his career) a racing career that could've been so much more, but after racing in such a deadly era he has enjoyed a long, very good life #TopGear — Reece Hughes???? Thank you for the most amazing tribute to Sir Stirling Moss. Great tribute to Sir Stirling Moss???? Top Gear praised by fans for 'beautiful' tribute to F1 driver Sir Stirling Moss (Picture: BBC) Top Gear has been praised by fans for its 'beautiful' tribute to the late Formula One racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss. And the motoring show presenters, Paddy McGuinness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff decided to pay their respects to the driving pro.

'Legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss passed away at the age of 90. Looking back over Sir Stirling's career, Chris took viewers through a whirlwind of victories – placing the star in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. 'Sir Stirling Moss was everything a racing driver should be. Sir Sterling Moss died this year age 90 (Picture: BBC) What a wonderful tribute to Sir Stirling Moss by @harrismonkey on #TopGear tonight. Lovely item on Sir Stirling Moss on #TopGear tonight.

@harrismonkey tribute to Stirling Moss was brilliant. Beautiful tribute to Sir Stirling Moss #TopGear — MrJoshiej (@Mrjoshiejj) October 25, 2020 'Sir Stirling Moss wasn't just one of our greatest racing drivers, he was one of our greatest men. 'Beautiful tribute to Sir Stirling Moss #TopGear,' one wrote while another said: 'Top Gear proper funny today. Others felt the same as they added: 'What a wonderful tribute to Sir Stirling Moss by @harrismonkey on #TopGear tonight. One of the most iconic racing drivers of his age, Moss was an inductee to the Motosport Hall of Fame and active from 1948 to 1962.

MOSS rose to fame following the Second World War and began his racing career in 1948. He won a total of 212 of the 529 races he entered in his 14-year career, with his first Formula One triumph at the 1955 British Grand Prix. 3 Moss spent ten years racing in Formula One and was the first Brit to win the British GP Credit: Getty - Contributor And his professional racing career was all but ended in 1962 following a crash at Goodwood which put him in a coma. He did however continue to race in historic cars and legend events for more than thirty years. 3 Moss continued to race in legend events right up until he was almost 80 years old Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd Sir Stirling Moss died earlier this year at the age of 90 and for the Best of British instalment of Top Gear tonight, Chris Harris takes a look back at the icon's incredible career and his battle against Ferrari. Chris will detail how Stirling rose up to become one of the best racing drivers until he ended up in a coma for a month after crashing his Lotus at Goodwood in 1962. Chris will head to the race track to test drive the Lotus 18 as he describes how Stirling won Italy's thousand-mile Mille Miglia road race in 1955. Top Gear's Chris Harris pays tribute to legendary Sir Stirling Moss in iconic Lotus 18 Top Gear: Chris Harris takes to the race track in a Lotus 18 READ MORE Chris Harris speaks out on huge Top Gear regret 'Became too important' "Even though he was way down in power in this little Lotus, he slotted into the lead early and he refused it give it back," Chris can be heard shouting over the engine as he details Stirling's race. Top Gear: The BBC show pays tribute to one of the most iconic racing drivers "Even though he was way down in power in this little Lotus, he slotted into the lead early and he refused it give it back," Chris can be heard shouting over the engine as he details Stirling's race. The clip of Chris driving around cuts to a archive clip of Stirling himself racing with the voice over detailing: "With the Ferrari as his constant shadow, Stirling demonstrates what happens when an irresistible force of Ferraris meets an unmovable object like Moss." Back on the race track, Chris continued to the story of Moss' win in the Lotus. Well, you can't look at my seat belts because there aren't any." Also on tonight's Top Gear, Chris, Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff drive luxury British grand tourers for the ultimate Staycation.