Damon Hill is a former Formula One World Champion who raced against some of the legends of the sport from Ayrton Senna to Michael Schumacher. The son of racing legend Graham Hill, Damon entered Formula One in 1992, racing for Brabhams and then Williams and took over as team leader when Senna died in 1994. Having lost the 1994 World Championship to Schumacher by a single point, Hill was crowned World Champion in 1996.
After retiring in 1999, Hill pursued various business ventures as well as becoming president of the British Racing Driver's Club in 2006. He now works as a commentator on SKYF1.
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We're delighted to annouce that Damon Hill, Anna Kessel and Diana Nyad have been longlisted for the 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award — the world's longest established and most valuable literary sports-writing prize.
@nico_rosberg @SilverstoneUK And poignant moment being awarded Johnny Wakefield by Sir Stirling. @MercedesAMGF1 #F1
by @HillF1 - an hour ago
Honorary membership of the BRDC for @nico_rosberg welcome. Nice gags! #F1 #BRDC @SilverstoneUK https://t.co/hF9Aq0okAW
by @HillF1 - 1 hours ago
@nico_rosberg @henryhopefrost Must credit Mrs Hill for the gag. She's wicked but she's funny with it.
@nickmasondrums I no longer count myself as 'youth' but I pride myself on not being a complete grown-up.
by @HillF1 - 2 hours ago
@nickmasondrums An eminently reasonable letter. Well done Nick. The youth are invariably the voice of our conscience. Rock On. #DAPL #F1
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