Mercedes has decided to pay Stirling Moss, the legendary British driver who died in 2020, taking his number 722 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S), which won the 1955 Mille Miglia, to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. The car will be exhibited at the Silverstone circuit, inside a large display case that denotes its total exclusivity. This is a perfectly original, preserved and unique car; for this reason there must be no attempt to steal it nor obviously to ruin it due to inexperienced ‘hands’.
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Precisely the car will be present in the F1 Fan Zone and will be accompanied by vintage films. Firm but no less fascinating: Stirling Moss drove it at full speed on Italian roads, together with co-driver and journalist Denis Jenkinson, in the 1955 edition of the Mille Miglia. In the same year, Moss won the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, also in a Mercedes-Benz. This is why the brand took the opportunity to remember him in the double role of a great winner.
After the Formula One Grand Prix, the 300 SLR ‘722’ car will be moved to Brooklands, where it can be admired from 20 July to 12 September 2021. Thereafter, from 17 to 19 September, the model will be the protagonist of the Goodwood Revival together with another Mercedes-Benz, the W 196 R who raced in Formula 1; even in that case the career of Moss will be honored, who until a few years before his death loved to guide his ancient ‘joys’ in every possible event.