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Graham Hill

  1. 1. Graham Hill Double Formula World Champion
  2. 2. Graham Hill Biography Racing Career Achievements
  3. 3. Biography Born Norman Graham Hill in Hampstead, North London - 15th February 1929 Married wife Bette in 1955. Had 3 children Brigitte, Samantha and Damon Only passed driving test at age 24, the year before his first competitive race Died in plane crash at Arkley, Hertfordshire on 29th November 1975
  4. 4. Early Career In 1954 he responded to an advert to drive a racing car around Brands Hatch for a shilling a lap Same year he secured his first competitive drive in a Formula 3 Cooper 500, coming 4th in the final In 1955 a chance meeting with Colin Chapman boss of Lotus lead to him securing a position as race engineer By 1957 he had impressed Chapman enough to secure a Team drive for Lotus in 1958 F1 season In 1960, frustrated by progress at Lotus, moved to Brabham Formula 1 team
  5. 5. Championship Success In 1962 he returned to Lotus and secured his first Driver’s World Championship, securing 42 out of a total 52 points In each of the following three seasons he came second in the championship, losing to Lotus team mate Jim Clark in 1963 and 1965. In 1968 he secured his second Drivers’ Championship during a difficult season for Lotus with the death of Jim Clark
  6. 6. Motorsport Triple Crown There are two versions of Motor Sport’s Triple Crown: To have won the Monaco GP, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans To have won Formula 1 World Championships, Indy 500 and Le Mans Graham achieved this feat using both criteria. No other driver has ever achieved this.
  7. 7. Achievements 1962 1st British Driver to win World Championship in British Car 1966 Won Indianapolis at 1st Attempt 1969 Awarded OBE 1972 Won Le Mans in Matra-Ford 1963, 1964, 1965, Won Monaco German Grand Prix 1968 & 1969 Grand Prix* 4th August 1968
  8. 8. Championship Positions 1960 -1970 Formula One C areer 1960- 1970 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
  9. 9. Career Endings 1971 Won Formula 2 race at Thruxton his last win on British soil 1973 Founded his own Embassy Hill team 1975 retired after failing to qualify in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the season Winning at Thruxton 12th April 1971
  10. 10. Bibliography & Citations Graham / Graham Hill with Neil Ewart.- Book Club Associates, London . – 1976 International Motor Racing Book No.3 / Ed. Phil Drackett.– Souvenir Press, London.-1969 (0 285 50245 X) Background Image: Copyright Michael Turner Photograph: Thruxton 1971 Copyright Mirror Group Photograph: German GP 1968 Copyright Autocar

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