Multiple possible

Damon Hill

Damon Hill, F1 driver


17 September 1960 (62)
Stirling Moss (17 September 1929)
Esteban Ocon (17 September 1996)

Buy Damon Hill merchandise Buy Damon Hill merchandise


22 (18%)
42 (34.4%)
20 (16.4%)
1 (12.5%)
360 (3 points per race avg)
569 (19.1%)
0 (0%)
45 (36.9%)
1992 Spanish Grand Prix
1999 Japanese Grand Prix
1993 Hungarian Grand Prix
1998 Belgian 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


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

finishing positions

grid positions

wins Damon Hill

# 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 Damon Hill

# 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 Damon Hill

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


The outfit that, like Ferrari, manufactured its own parts including the engine, scored 17 wins and 11 poles between its world championship debut in the 1951 British Grand Prix and its final proper F1 start, as Stanley BRM, in 1977.
Some of the era?s best drivers appeared for BRM and seven won points-paying races.
For this list Autosport assessed the amount of success the drivers scored ...

read on

A team that began its time in Formula 1 under controversial circumstances, Arrows? 24-year spell in the championship came to an end in 2002 amid mounting financial problems.
Still the team with the most world championship race starts (counting the Footwork years) under its belt ? at 382 ? without ever taking a victory, Arrows came close to troubling the top step of the podium throughout ...

read on

Verstappen has won six of the last eight races, helping him to open up a 46-point lead at the top of the drivers? championship over Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez.
The turnaround for Verstappen and Red Bull in the title race has been drastic. After the first three races of the year, Verstappen sat 46 points behind Ferrari?s Charles Leclerc, who is now 49 off the lead to mark a 95-point ...

read on

The F1 paddock has united to show its support for Hamilton over the past 24 hours after an interview with Piquet surfaced in which he used a racist remark in reference to the Mercedes driver.
Both F1 and the FIA issued statements rebuking Piquet?s comments, while Hamilton said it was ?time for action? to change ?archaic mindsets? within the sport.
Piquet is yet to issue any public ...

read on

Even the very best of cars can have their areas of weakness, or diva-like tendencies as they have been coined by Mercedes in recent years. But on the 1996 Williams FW18, weak spots were few and far between.
Damon Hill took it to eight wins, nine pole positions and that year?s world championship title, making it a shoo-in for his favourite car. He also achieved a feat matched by only two other ...

read on

With Red Bull finally capable of mounting a sustained title challenge to the all-conquering Mercedes team, the 2021 season has arguably been the most intriguing campaign in years.
Hamilton and Verstappen are just eight points apart as the 2021 championship is set to go down to the wire in the last two grands prix at Jeddah and Abu Dhabi.
But after collisions between the pair in Silverstone ...

read on

Williams has been competing at car racing's pinnacle for more than four decades and 16 drivers have won world championship races with the team.
That makes selecting the top 10 Williams F1 drivers a challenge.
For this list we?ve taken into account the amount of success the drivers scored with Williams, the impact they had on the team and the circumstances of their time there. It doesn?t ...

read on

The incident at the first chicane put both men out of the race, and it came just three races after contact between the pair at Silverstone led to a heavy crash for Verstappen.
By coincidence, Hill himself had collisions with then rival Michael Schumacher at both the British and Italian GPs when they were fighting for the championship in 1995.
He says the rivalry between the current title ...

read on

Mercedes lost the lead of both F1 world championships on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton brought home its only points in seventh place, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas retiring due to a wheel nut failure.
The result saw Hamilton fall to second place in the drivers? standings behind race winner Max Verstappen, whose victory also helped vault Red Bull to the top of the constructors? ...

read on

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 ...

read on

Towards the end of his championship-winning 1996 campaign, Hill was informed by Williams that he would not be retained for the following season, with the team opting to sign Heinz-Harald Frentzen as Jacques Villeneuve?s new teammate.
The decision came as a surprise to Hill, and left the British driver with limited options for 1997. He eventually signed for Arrows, who had scored just a single ...

read on

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.
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.
The ...

read on

Next June, Juan Pablo Montoya will make his third attempt at capturing Le Mans glory to add to his Monaco F1 and Indy 500 triumphs, but he'll find it a near-impossible ask in an LMP2 car. And it probably won't be until 2023 that Fernando Alonso, Monaco GP and LM24 winner, gets his fourth attempt to add Indy 500 glory to his r?sum?.
Thus it's almost certain that Graham Hill will hold the ...

read on

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.
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 ...

read on

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.
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 ...

read on

Race: 1994 Japanese GP, Suzuka
Car: Williams-Renault FW16B
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.
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 ...

read on

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 ? ...

read on

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.
?It?s very difficult to find the words to describe what I felt ...

read on

Link to or share this page

share or save

Damon Hill, F1 driver

Social media

Copy link

just click on the link and then copy it so you can use it on another website.

Amazon Prime - Formula 1 merchandise