Injured Stirling Moss thanks fans Formula One racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has thanked well-wishers who wrote to him after he fell down a lift shaft at home and broke both ankles.
The 80-year-old, who won 16 Grand Prix races between 1951 and 1961, called the accident a "shunt" and said he would be "bouncing back" soon.
Sir Stirling is recovering in hospital following the accident at his home in Mayfair, west London, on 7 March.
He said: "I would like to thank everybody kind enough to write to me."
'Take it easy'
Sir Stirling continued: "I am not feeling great, but I am feeling better.
"Obviously I am going to take it easy, which is a bit of a bore.
"But I should be bouncing back as soon as I possibly can.
"Hopefully that means I will be meeting a lot of you in the next few months."
The retired sportsman, considered by many to be the greatest Formula One driver never to have won a championship, also broke four bones in his foot and chipped four vertebrae when the lift door opened at the wrong time and he stepped into the empty shaft.
Copyright 1999-2014 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without