Damon Hill to speak at the Ilkley Literature Festival

Motor Racing's Formula 1 legend, Damon Hill, celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his World Championship win. He tells the story of his journey through the last golden era of the sport, when he took on the greats like Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, and emerged victorious as World Champion, stepping out from the shadow of his legendary father Graham Hill.

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    Kings Hall

    Station Road Ilkley


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  • Event Start Date

    17/10/2016 7:30 PM

  • Event End Date

    17/10/2016 7:30 PM

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About Damon Hill

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.