Hammond Meets Moss
Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss? Stirling Moss is a legend. Simple as that. Nearly four decades after his racing career ended, his name is still synonymous with racing, even to those born twenty or thirty years after he hung up his overalls. He stopped because he had a massive crash, sustaining a pretty horrible head injury. And this is why we got together, him and me. We sat down in a TV studio and just talked. We spoke about his career, we spoke about how he was hailed as the greatest driver of his generation and we spoke about brain injury. This is the first time I’ve ever talked about it in depth, about the struggle to get better, about what it means to be told you’ve damaged your brain and how the only thing you have with which to assess that damage is the very thing you have damaged. I found it cathartic and I think Sir Stirling, even though it’s forty years or so since his crash, found it useful too. He was honest, disarmingly so, about what it meant to him and how he set off on the long road to recovery. I hope it sheds some light on a kind of injury which, although sustained in a million different ways, affects a lot of people. We’re donating a pound from the sale of every DVD to the Herefordshire Headway Trust who work to help people in who find themselves in situations like Stirling and I found ourselves.