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Last Updated: Friday, 8 December 2006, 23:18 GMT
Legend Moss receives FIA honour
Sir Stirling Moss
Moss battled with the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio
British driving great Sir Stirling Moss has been awarded the FIA gold medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to motorsport.

The FIA, motorsport's governing body, handed Moss the award in Monaco.

Moss finished runner-up in Formula One's drivers' championship four times, and enjoyed major success in a variety of other racing categories.

"This is the first FIA award I've ever won - it means a lot to me and I am very proud to receive it," said Moss.

The 77-year-old is widely regarded as the best driver to have missed out on the F1 title.

But Moss excelled in sports car racing, winning the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio and the Tourist Trophy among many other famous races.

"There are few drivers in the history of motor sport who have been as deserving of this award as Sir Stirling," said FIA president Max Mosley.

"It is not just his remarkable success across all categories of racing that stands him apart but also his continuing contribution to the promotion of motor sport."



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