Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Racing Legend" Graham Hill Born In London, England - February 15, 1929

February 15, 1929 - November 29, 1975
Graham Hill
(By Lothar Spurzem [CC-BY-SA-2.0-de], via Wikimedia Commons)
Born in Hampstead, London, England.
Driver and team owner, who was a two time Formula One World Champion. He is the only driver ever to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix. He also appeared on TV in the 1970s on a variety of non sporting programmes including panel games.

Hill and his son Damon are the only father and son pair to have both won the Formula One World Championship. Hill's grandson Josh, Damon's son, also raced his way through the ranks till he retired from Formula 3 in 2013 at the age of 22.

Hill died when the Piper Aztec aeroplane he was piloting crashed in foggy conditions near Arkley golf course in North London. Hill, Tony Brise and four other members of Hill's racing team were returning from car testing at Circuit Paul Ricard in France and were due to land at Elstree Airfield. All six were killed.

For more; Graham Hill "A Legend Remembered"

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