May 11, 2017 / 3:33 PM / 2 years ago

Motor racing: Stirling Moss returns home after 134 days in hospital

Former English Formula One driver Stirling Moss waves to spectators as he sits in his 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza during the Ennstal Classic rally near the Austrian village of Groebming July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

LONDON (Reuters) - British Formula One great Stirling Moss has returned home after 134 days in hospital battling a chest infection, a statement on his personal website said on Thursday.

The 87-year-old was admitted to hospital on Dec. 22 in Singapore, where he had been due to embark on a Christmas cruise with friends.

“He is thrilled to be back where he belongs,” the statement said ( “He still has a substantial amount of recovery to undertake but says that he has determination and a great pit crew.”

Moss, who is widely regarded as the greatest grand prix driver never to win the world championship, would be watching this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix from the comfort of his own bedroom, it said.

Moss drove alongside Argentina’s five-times world champion Juan Manuel Fangio at Mercedes and finished runner-up four years in a row from 1955.

Moss was the first British driver to win the British grand prix, in 1955.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin in Barcelona, editing by Richard Lough

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