Best wishes to Sir Stirling Moss for a quick recovery from the serious injuries he suffered at his home in London at the weekend when he went to step into the elevator in his house and fell three stories.
The 80-year-old, who retired from Formula One after a 1962 accident that left him in a coma for four weeks, is reportedly "comfortable and recovering" at the Royal London Hospital, where he was admitted Saturday following the accident.
He suffered two broken ankles, broken bones in his feet and injured his spine in the accident, which happened when the elevator doors in his gadget-filled home opened when they should have stayed shut.
(Watch a fascinating video of Sir Stirling demonstrating his “gadgets” by clicking here.)
A statement on his website said: "He stepped into the narrow open shaft in the expectation that the lift would be present for him to walk into, as it should have been."
According to a story on news.scotsman.com. the elevator is one of a kind and just one of the many futuristic features in his home in Mayfair, London, including a table that lowers from the ceiling once guests sit down to dinner, a tray that carries letters and papers between the floors, and a bath that can be filled and emptied by remote control.
His home also contains the mangled steering wheel from the Lotus he crashed at Goodwood in 1962, leaving him partially paralyzed for six months.
Sir Stirling, who won 16 Formula One races and is still considered to be one of the greatest drivers of all time, retired after the crash.
A statement issued by the family said: "The family are very relieved that Stirling survived the fall, demonstrating that his body still has the same resilience to injury as it did in his racing days.
"He is comfortable, following a good night’s rest post-surgery and is well on the road to recovery. It is expected that it will take up to six weeks for him to recover."