Damon Hill

Race car driver, Award Winner

1960 –

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Who is Damon Hill?

Damon Graham Devereux Hill OBE is a retired British racing driver from England. He is the son of the late Graham Hill, and is the only son of a world champion to win the title. His father died in an aeroplane crash when Hill was 15. He started racing on motorbikes in 1981 and after minor success, he moved on to single-seater racing cars and progressed steadily up the ranks to the International Formula 3000 championship by 1989, where, although often competitive, he never won a race.

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. The two clashed 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 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 its first win.

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Born
Sep 17, 1960
Hampstead
Also known as
  • Damon Graham Devereux HIill
  • Damon Hill OBE
  • Demon Damon
  • Damon Graham Devereux Hill OBE
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • England
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  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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