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personalia

British
17 September 1960 (60)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Esteban Ocon (17 September 1996)

statistics

22 (18%)
42 (34.4%)
20 (16.4%)
0 (0%)
1st
8
122
116
360 (3 points per race avg)
2977
569 ) (19.1%)
0 (0%)
45 (36.9%)
1992 Spanish Grand Prix
1999 Japanese Grand Prix

about Damon Hill

Damon Graham Devereux Hill, (born 17 September 1960) is a British former racing driver. He is the son of Graham Hill, and, along with Nico Rosberg, one of only two sons of a Formula One world champion to win the title. He started racing on motorbikes in 1981, and after minor success moved on to single-seater racing cars. Despite progressing steadily up the ranks to the International Formula 3000 championship by 1989, and often being competitive, he never won a race at that level.

Hill became a test driver for the Formula One title-winning Williams team in 1992. He was promoted to the Williams race team the following year after Riccardo Patrese's departure and took the first of his 22 victories at the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix. During the mid-1990s, Hill was Michael Schumacher's main rival for the Formula One Drivers' Championship, which saw the two clash several times on and off the track. Their collision at the 1994 Australian Grand Prix gave Schumacher his first title by a single point. Hill became champion in 1996 with eight wins, but was dropped by Williams for the following season. He went on to drive for the less competitive Arrows and Jordan teams, and in 1998 gave Jordan their first win.

Hill retired from racing after the 1999 season. He has since launched several businesses and has made appearances playing the guitar with celebrity bands. In 2006, he became president of the British Racing Drivers' Club, succeeding Jackie Stewart. Hill stepped down from the position in 2011 and was succeeded by Derek Warwick. He presided over the securing of a 17-year contract for Silverstone to hold Formula One races, which enabled the circuit to see extensive renovation work. Hill currently works as part of the Sky Sports F1 broadcasting team.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Williams
2 1993 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Williams
3 1993 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Williams
4 1994 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Williams
5 1994 British Grand Prix round 8 Williams
6 1994 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Williams
7 1994 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Williams
8 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 Williams
9 1994 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Williams
10 1995 Argentine Grand Prix round 2 Williams
11 1995 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Williams
12 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Williams
13 1995 Australian Grand Prix round 17 Williams
14 1996 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Williams
15 1996 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Williams
16 1996 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Williams
17 1996 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Williams
18 1996 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Williams
19 1996 French Grand Prix round 9 Williams
20 1996 German Grand Prix round 11 Williams
21 1996 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Williams
22 1998 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Jordan

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1993 French Grand Prix round 8 Williams
2 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Williams
3 1994 French Grand Prix round 7 Williams
4 1994 British Grand Prix round 8 Williams
5 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Williams
6 1995 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Williams
7 1995 French Grand Prix round 7 Williams
8 1995 British Grand Prix round 8 Williams
9 1995 German Grand Prix round 9 Williams
10 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Williams
11 1995 Australian Grand Prix round 17 Williams
12 1996 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Williams
13 1996 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Williams
14 1996 European Grand Prix round 4 Williams
15 1996 Spanish Grand Prix round 7 Williams
16 1996 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Williams
17 1996 British Grand Prix round 10 Williams
18 1996 German Grand Prix round 11 Williams
19 1996 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Williams
20 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix round 15 Williams

teams & teammates

season teammate
1992 Eric van de Poele
Giovanna Amati
Brabham compare 1992
1993 Alain Prost
Williams compare 1993
1994 Ayrton Senna
David Coulthard
Nigel Mansell
Williams compare 1994
1995 David Coulthard
Williams compare 1995
1996 Jacques Villeneuve
Williams compare 1996
1997 Pedro Diniz
Arrows compare 1997
1998 Ralf Schumacher
Jordan compare 1998
1999 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Jordan compare 1999

news

A series of lots donated by drivers, teams and other motorsport insiders was sold via RM Sotheby’s in aid of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The FIA already gave €1m to the organisation prior to the auction.<br>Hill personally donated the helmet and overalls that he wore when he won the 1995 Australian GP, and the twin lot achieved a higher price than ...

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F1 bosses are aiming to hold “15-18” races in the coronavirus-delayed 2020 season, which will get underway with two races at the Red Bull Ring next month.<br>Even if the latter target is reached, that will still be F1’s shortest season since 2009, which could mean that drivers who are battling for the title taking more risks to get greater results, rather than opting for safer option to bank ...

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Race: 1994 Japanese GP, Suzuka<br>Car: Williams-Renault FW16B<br>There are lots of exciting races you have in a career in motor racing, but there are very few that have the same significance as 1994 Suzuka had for me.<br>With the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, 1994 was a highly stressful and dramatic year. Everything seemed to have much more emphasis. To stay in the championship ...

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Graham Hill had got wind that his driving partner for the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hours wasn't best pleased about sharing his Matra with a 43-year-old whose star was fading. So the double Formula 1 world champion, ever the joker, tried to trick Henri Pescarolo.<br>It was Hill's first test for the French manufacturer, and he decided to play up to his teammate's expectations as he clambered aboard.<br>The ...

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Ahead of the race, a minute’s silence was held in memory of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, the ’95 raceday falling on the exact anniversary of Ratzenberger’s death in qualifying. The drivers stood in a somber circle before getting into their cars on the starting grid, ahead of the race on the modified circuit layout, which now had two new chicanes between the startline and Tosa – ...

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Philip Toll Hill Jr. is perhaps the most under-appreciated World Champion in Formula 1 history, and one wonders if this is simply a result of him being so smart. The wisest people learn not only from their own mistakes but those of others, too, and this Miami-born, Santa Monica-bred guy had witnessed plenty of trauma by the time he reached the top of the motorsport world in 1961. He had long since ...

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After starting from pole, Leclerc survived sustained pressure from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton throughout the race, which he eventually won ahead of Valtteri Bottas, with Hamilton completing the podium. It was Leclerc’s second career F1 victory and his second in a week after he beat Hamilton to take a breakthrough win at Spa.<br>“It’s very difficult to find the words to describe what I felt ...

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The W10s were running the maximum available cooling set-up in Austria, and yet were still forced to run with restricted power, while both drivers compromised their laptimes with extensive lift and coast running as they attempted to cool their power units.<br>They eventually finished third and fifth, with Hamilton further compromised by wing damage that led to an extended pitstop.<br><br>Read ...

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The R10 chassis in question was also raced by Jochen Rindt and Emerson Fittipaldi, enjoying its last outing in the Brazilian’s hands in Austria in 1970.<br>The Lotus was the only classic Formula 1 car to take to the track today as part of the celebrations for the 1000th World Championship race.<br>“It was great fun,” Hill told Motorsport.com. “I’ve driven 49s before, but I’ve never ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen lost what looked like a certain victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after crashing with Esteban Ocon while leading. While Hill believes that Ocon was primarily at fault in the controversial collision with Verstappen, he says that a more experienced driver would have left enough margin than the Red Bull driver did, and not become involved in contact. "There was ...

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The 1996 world champion took to Twitter to urge the sport's two big teams to make good on threats to form a breakaway series, complaining that "massive industrial complexes are ruining the sport" and adding that "the FIA have lost grip of F1."The tweet sparked a response from Mercedes, suggesting that Hill wasn't complaining when he was winning "with top of the line Renault-power" ...

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