For Moss, reflecting on that memorable year brought back fond memories: “1955 was, for me, the greatest year,” he says. “I think my best race was the Mille Miglia. 1,000 miles on the Italian roads which weren’t closed – there were trucks, medical vehicles, people moving around to get the best viewpoint. But the 300 SLR was, in my opinion, the greatest ever racing car and that was the decisive factor. To drive for Mercedes-Benz was very special at the time, as they were head and shoulders above the rest in every way. This was the one team that you really wanted to go to.