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Phil Hill


20 April 1927
28 August 2008 (81)
Stuart Lewis-Evans (20 April 1930)
Paolo Barilla (20 April 1961)
Maurício Gugelmin (20 April 1963)


3 (5.8%)
16 (30.8%)
6 (11.5%)
1 (12.5%)
98 (1.9 points per race avg)
19 (36.5%)
1958 French Grand Prix
1966 Italian Grand Prix

about Phil Hill

Philip Toll Hill Jr. (April 20, 1927 – August 28, 2008) was an American automobile racer and the only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.

Hill was described as a "thoughtful, gentle man" and once said, "I'm in the wrong business. I don't want to beat anybody, I don't want to be the big hero. I'm a peace-loving man, basically."

source: Wikipedia


1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
1958 Carlos Menditeguy
Harry Schell
Horace Gould
Jean Behra
Juan Fangio
Paco Godia
Jo Bonnier
Giorgio Scarlatti
Maria de Filippis
André Testut
Ken Kavanagh
Gerino Gerini
Luigi Taramazzo
Louis Chiron
Masten Gregory
Maurice Trintignant
Wolfgang Seidel
Troy Ruttman
Carroll Shelby
Hans Herrmann
Cliff Allison
Giulio Cabianca
Luigi Musso
Mike Hawthorn
Peter Collins
Wolfgang von Trips
Olivier Gendebien
Maserati compare 1958
1959 Cliff Allison
Tony Brooks
Jean Behra
Dan Gurney
Olivier Gendebien
Wolfgang von Trips
Ferrari compare 1959
1960 Wolfgang von Trips
Cliff Allison
José Froilán González
Richie Ginther
Willy Mairesse
Jack Brabham
Bruce McLaren
Maurice Trintignant
Stirling Moss
Harry Schell
Roy Salvadori
Tony Brooks
Chris Bristow
Bruce Halford
Carel Godin de Beaufort
Henry Taylor
Lucien Bianchi
Olivier Gendebien
Jack Fairman
Chuck Daigh
Lance Reventlow
Vic Wilson
Wolfgang Seidel
Piero Drogo
Arthur Owen
Ron Flockhart
Ferrari compare 1960
1961 Richie Ginther
Wolfgang von Trips
Olivier Gendebien
Giancarlo Baghetti
Willy Mairesse
Ricardo Rodríguez
Ferrari compare 1961
1962 Giancarlo Baghetti
Ricardo Rodríguez
Lorenzo Bandini
Willy Mairesse
Ferrari compare 1962
1963 Giancarlo Baghetti
Jo Siffert
Innes Ireland
John Campbell-Jones
Jim Hall
Masten Gregory
Günther Seiffert
Hap Sharp
Rodger Ward
Chris Amon
Paddy Driver
ATS compare 1963
1964 Jo Bonnier
Bruce McLaren
John Taylor
Edgar Barth
John Love
Cooper-Climax compare 1964
1966 Dan Gurney
Bob Bondurant
Eagle-Climax compare 1966


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