Stirling Moss released from hospital after chest infection

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Motorsport legend Stirling Moss has been released from hospital after fighting a serious chest infection for the past four months.

Moss, 87, is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers never to have been crowned Formula 1 world champion, finishing as runner-up in the standings on four occasions.

The Briton was admitted to hospital while on holiday in Singapore last December with a chest infection, and remained in medical care upon his return to the UK.

In a statement issued on Moss’ website on Thursday, it was confirmed that he had now returned home where he would continue his rehabilitation.

“After some 134 days in hospitals, we are delighted to be able to say that Sir Stirling is now at home. He is thrilled to be back where he belongs,” the statement reads.

“He still has a substantial amount of recovery to undertake but says that he has determination and a great pit crew.

“He and Lady Moss are enormously grateful to the medical staff, both here and abroad, who worked so tirelessly to make all this possible.

“They also want to thank, from the bottom of their hearts, all the family, friends and fans for their love and support. It has been overwhelming and given them a lot of strength, smiles and hope.

“For now, they are looking forward to just lying back on their pillows in their bedroom and watching the Spanish Grand Prix.”