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United Kingdom - 1999 Formula One season , WilliamsF1, Arrows, Jordan Grand Prix ) British Grand Prix Hungarian Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix (born 17 September 1960 in London) is a retired England racing driver and the 1996 Formula One World Champion. He is the son of the late double Formula One world champion, Graham Hill, and is the only son of a world champion to win the title. Damon Hill came to professional motorsports relatively late: he began Motorcycle sport in 1983 at the age of 23. The following year he won the 350 cc Clubman's cup at Brands Hatch. In 1985 he moved on to four-wheel single-seater racing with Team Van Diemen in the Formula Ford championship, before moving up into the UK Formula 3 championship in 1986. After three seasons in Formula 3, where he won four races, Hill ascended another tier of open wheel racing by joining Mooncraft in the International Formula 3000 championship, where, although often competitive, he never won a race. Hill started his Formula One career in 1992 with the then uncompetitive Brabham Racing Organisation team. He took the first of his 22 victories at the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix for the WilliamsF1 team the following year. In 1994, he won the 1994 British Grand Prix, a race his father had never won in his long and successful career. During the mid 1990s, Hill was Michael Schumacher's main rival for the Formula One Driver's Championship, finishing runner-up in the German's 1994 and 1995 title seasons. The two had a series of controversial clashes on and off the track, including the collision at the 1994 Australian Grand Prix that gave Schumacher his first title by a single point. Hill was dropped by Williams in 1997 despite taking eight victories and the world championship in 1996. He went on to record the Jordan Grand Prix team's first ever win at the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, and came within a few miles of being the only driver to win a Grand Prix for the Arrows team and their Yamaha Motor Company engine supplier at the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix. He retired from the sport at the end of the 1999 season, after 122 race starts. In 2006, Hill became president of the British Racing Drivers' Club, succeeding Jackie Stewart.
Personal and early life



Hill was born in London on 17 September 1960 to double Formula One world champion Graham Hill, who won his first World Championship two years after Damon's birth, and his wife Bette. Hill has two sisters, Samantha and Brigitte. Brigitte was an actress; she starred in her first film ( Caravan to Vaccares) in 1974, and started Hill Marketing in 1998 after working with Damon. In 2002, she began managing the unrelated American racing driver Derek Hill, son of 1961 Formula One World Champion Phil Hill. Family Tree TheHillsForever. Retrieved 23 June 2006 While in his teens Damon attended the prestigious Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Hertfordshire. Hill, Damon Graham Devereux Who's Who 2006 - online version of reference book. Retrieved 3 July 2006 via KnowUK The death of his father in a plane crash in 1975 when Damon was only 15 years old left the Hill family in drastically changed circumstances; Hill worked as a labourer and a motorcycle courier to support his further education. Damon is married to Georgie (born 20 April 1963) and they have four children: Oliver (born 4 May 1989), Joshua (born 9 January 1991), Tabitha (born 16 July 1995) and Rosie (born 1 February 1998). Oliver was born with Down syndrome and Damon and Georgie are both active supporters of related charities. Family Tree > Oliver Hill TheHillsForever. Retrieved 15 June 2006
Career



Pre-Formula One

Hill started his motorsport career in Motorcycle sport in 1983, winning the 350 cc clubman's championship at Brands Hatch,Murray Walker & Simon Taylor Murray Walker's Formula One Heroes Page 136, Line 19 Virgin Books ISBN 1-85227-918-4 before taking a race car course at the Winfield Racing School in France.Murray Walker & Simon Taylor Murray Walker's Formula One Heroes Page 136, Line 31 Virgin Books ISBN 1-85227-918-4 Hill did not make his single-seater debut until 1984, wearing the blue and white colours of the London Rowing Club on his helmet as his father had done. He slowly graduated through Formula Ford, winning six races for Team Van Diemen in 1985. Hill then moved up into Formula Three where he raced for three different teams in three years, with a steady first season for Mooncraft in 1986 and brace of wins in each of the following years for Middlebridge Racing and then Intersport. In 1989 Hill progressed to Formula 3000, racing again for Mooncraft and then Middlebridge Racing over the next three years. Although Hill ran at the front with the unfavoured Lola chassis for Middlebridge in 1990 and 1991 - he took three pole positions and led five races in 1990Damon Hill www.grandprix.com Interview by Joe Saward with Damon Hill. Retrieved 27 June 2006. - he did not win a race during his Formula 3000 career.

Formula One



1992: Brabham

Related Article: Brabham Racing Organisation Hill was 32, an age by which many drivers have retired from top competition, when he broke into Grand Prix racing with the struggling Brabham Racing Organisation team in 1992 Formula One season. The former championship-winning team was in serious financial difficulties. Hill only started the season after three races, replacing Giovanna Amati after her sponsorship had failed to materialise.Giovanna Amati - Biography www.f1rejects.com Retrieved 3 August 2006 Amati had not been able to get the car through qualifying but Hill matched his team-mate, Eric van de Poele by qualifying for two mid-season Grands Prix: The 1992 British Grand Prix and the 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix. The Hungaroring would later be the scene of two victories for Hill and he would never again finish out of the points there. Hill was also the test driver for the dominant WilliamsF1-Renault F1 team that year. F1 Hall of Fame www.formula1.com Retrieved 3 August 2006

1993–1996: Williams

Related Article: WilliamsF1 1993 When Nigel Mansell left Williams to drive IndyCars in 1993 Formula One season, Hill was promoted to the race team alongside Alain Prost ahead of more experienced candidate Martin Brundle.Derick Allsop Designs on Victory: On the Grand Prix Trail With Benetton, Page 25, Line 5 Hutchinson ISBN 0-09-178311-9 In his first full season of Formula One Hill benefited greatly from the vast experience of his veteran French team-mate.Derick Allsop Designs on Victory: On the Grand Prix Trail With Benetton Page 188 Hutchinson ISBN 0-09-178311-9 After four retirements in the first half of the season, as well as a tyre failure while leading the 1993 German Grand Prix, the Englishman went on to win three successive races in 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix, 1993 Belgian Grand Prix - where he and Michael Schumacher had a thrilling race - and 1993 Italian Grand Prix. In doing so he became the first son of a Formula One Grand Prix winner to take victory himself. Traditionally the reigning driver's world champion carries the number '1' on his car; his team-mate takes the number '2'. As Nigel Mansell, the 1992 champion, was not racing in Formula One in 1993, his Williams team were given numbers '0' and '2'. As the junior partner, Hill took '0', the second man in Formula One history to do so, after Jody Scheckter in 1973 Formula One season. 1994 In 1994 Formula One season the triple world champion Ayrton Senna joined Hill at Williams. As the reigning champion - this time Prost - was again no longer racing, Hill retained his number '0'. The pre-season betting had been that Senna would coast to the title, Formula One History: After Tamburello F1-GrandPrix.com/History. Retrieved 13 June 2006 but at Imola the Brazilian died after his car went off the road. With the team undergoing investigation from the Italian authorities on manslaughter charges, Hill found himself team leader with only one season’s experience in the top flight. Although Hill told BBC Sport in 2004 that he believed Senna simply took the corner too fast for the conditions, Hill: Senna was at fault news.bbc.co.uk Retrieved 9 June 2006 it was widely reported at the time that the car's steering column had failed. Under difficult circumstances Hill took an emotional win two races later in Barcelona, much as his father had done 26 years earlier for Team Lotus after the death of Jim Clark. Schumacher struggled to second with a gearbox fault, having comfortably led the early laps. Although Schumacher dominated the early part of the season, Hill came back into contention for the title after winning the British Grand Prix, a race in which his late father had never tasted victory.Murray Walker & Simon Taylor Murray Walker's Formula One Heroes Page 138, Line 7-8 Virgin Books ISBN 1-85227-918-4 Schumacher was disqualified from that race and banned for two further races for overtaking during the formation lap and ignoring a black flag. Four more victories for Hill, three of which were in races where Schumacher was banned or disqualified, took the title battle to the final event at Adelaide. Neither he nor Schumacher finished the race after a controversial collision which gave the title to Schumacher. Hill was catching Schumacher when the Germans driver ran off the track while leading; although it is unknown whether Schumacher did or did not damage his Benetton Formula, it a internationally agreed among jounalists that damage was indeed inflicted on the Benetton. Schumacher's chequered history news.bbc.co.uk Line 8. Retrieved 2 October 2006 Hill had just come through the fifth corner of the track when he saw Schumacher returning to the racing line. Coming into the sixth corner Hill moved to the inside to pass the slower moving car and the two collided, breaking the Williams' front left Double wishbone suspension, and forcing Hill's retirement from the race. BBC Formula One commentator Murray Walker, a great fan and friend of Damon, has often maintained that Schumacher did not cause the crash intentionally. Patrick Head of the Williams team feels differently: After Schumacher's punishment for blocking the circuit during qualifying for the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix, he told F1 Racing that in 1994 "Williams were already 100% certain that Michael was guilty of foul play", but didn't protest Schumacher's title because the team was still dealing with the death of Ayrton Senna. Ruthless' Schumi blasted Motoring.iafrica.com. Retrieved 2 August 2006 Schumacher has been blamed by the UK public for the incident - in 2003, the BBC conducted a search for "The Most Unsporting Moment " in which the Adelaide incident was nominated.Most unsporting moment? http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/sports_talk/2993304.stm#startcontent news.bbc.co.uk Reader's "Have your Say" voting for the most unsporting moment in history. Diego Maradona's "Hand of God " goal won the award in June 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2006 Hill's 1994 season earned him the 1994 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.Roll call of past winners news.bbc.co.uk List of BBC Sports Personality of the Year winners. Retrieved 9 June 2006 1995 Coming into the 1995 Formula One season, Hill was confident of title glory.GP Encyclopaedia > Drivers > Damon Hill GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 14 June 2006 The Williams team were reigning constructors champions, having beaten Benetton in 1994, and with young David Coulthard as team-mate, Hill was undoubtedly the number one driver. The season started badly when he spun off in Brazil due to a mechanical problem, but a couple of wins put him in the championship lead. It was not to last. Schumacher hit top form and successfully defended his title with two races to spare. To make matters worse, Williams lost the constructors championship. Hill made several high profile errors in 1995, most notable in 1995 British Grand Prix and 1995 Italian Grand Prix, and it was around this time that Frank Williams began to consider bringing in Heinz-Harald Frentzen for the future. With Hill already under contract for 1996 his place at the team was secure for one more season, but it would prove to be his last at the Grove squad. 1996 In 1996 Formula One season the Williams car was clearly the quickest in Formula OneFeatures > News Feature > Review of Year 1996 GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 14 June 2006 and Hill went on to win the title ahead of team-mate Jacques Villeneuve (in his first year in Formula One), becoming the first and only son of a Formula One champion to win the championship himself.Murray Walker & Simon Taylor Murray Walker's Formula One Heroes Page 139, Line 10-12 Virgin Books ISBN 1-85227-918-4 Taking eight wins and never qualifying off the front row, Hill enjoyed by far his best season. At Monaco, the legendary circuit where his father had been so dominant, he had been on course for victory before technical difficulties curtailed his race allowing Ligier driver Olivier Panis to take his one and only win. Hill's 1996 world championship earned him his second BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Award, making him one of only three people ever to receive the award twice – the others being Boxing Henry Cooper (boxer) and fellow Formula One driver Nigel Mansell.Did you know? news.bbc.co.uk Trivia of the BBC Sports Personality of the year award news article. Retrieved 9 June 2006 Despite winning the title, Hill learned before the season's close that he was to be dropped by Williams in favour of Frentzen for the following season, to the outrage of fans and media alike.Murray Walker & Simon Taylor Murray Walker's Formula One Heroes Page 139, Line 12-17 Virgin Books ISBN 1-85227-918-4 Hill was also awarded the Segrave Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club. The trophy is awarded to the British national who accomplishes the most outstanding demonstration of the possibilities of transport by land, sea, air, or water.

1997: Arrows

Related Article: Arrows As world champion Hill was in high demand, but surprisingly signed to Arrows, a team which had never won a race in its 20 year history and had scored only a single point the previous year. His title defence in 1997 Formula One season proved unsuccessful, getting off to a poor start when he only narrowly managed to qualify for the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, and then retired on the parade lap. The Arrows car, using tyres from series debutant Bridgestone and engines from unfancied Yamaha, was generally uncompetitive, and Hill did not score his first point for the team until the 1997 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit in July. The highlight of the year came at the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix. On a day when the Bridgestone tyres had a competitive edge over their Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company rivals, Hill qualified third in a car which hadn't previously placed higher than 9th on the grid. During the race he passed championship contender Michael Schumacher on the track and was leading, well ahead of the eventual 1997 World Champion Villeneuve, late in the race when a hydraulic problem slowed the Arrows drastically.Race Summaries: 1997 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sport/formula_1/62492.stm#hungary News.bbc.co.uk BBC's review of the 1997 Formula One Season. Retrieved 12 June 2006 This allowed Villeneuve to storm past and win, although Hill salvaged second place and the team's first podium since the 1995 Australian Grand Prix.

1998–1999: Jordan

Related Article: Jordan Grand Prix 1998 Despite the result in 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix, it was clear that Arrows could not provide Hill with the kind of success that he was used to. For 1998 Formula One season he switched to Jordan Grand Prix to partner Ralf Schumacher. The first half of the season was disastrous, with the car off the pace and unreliable.Jon Nicholson & Maurice Hamilton (1999) Against the Odds: Jordan's drive to win p.89-90 & p.107-108 Macmillan Publishing ISBN 0-333-73655-9 In 1998 Canadian Grand Prix however, things began to improve. Hill benefited from others' misfortunes to lead the race and enjoyed a high speed duel with arch rival Michael Schumacher. He did not finish in Montreal, but had shown his speed once more.Jon Nicholson & Maurice Hamilton (1999) Against the Odds: Jordan's drive to win p.115-116. Macmillan Publishing ISBN 0-333-73655-9 Finally at 1998 German Grand Prix he scored his first points of 1998. At 1998 Belgian Grand Prix he took Jordan's first ever win, leading home his team-mate for a 1-2 in soaking conditions, in an incredibly dramatic race which only eight drivers finished. It was his first victory since being dropped by WilliamsF1. He went on to finish the year very strongly with a last lap move on Frentzen at 1998 Japanese Grand Prix which earned him 4th place in the race, and Jordan 4th in the constructors championship. 1999 Hopes were high for 1999 Formula One season, but Hill did not enjoy a good season. Struggling with the new four-grooved tyres introduced that year, he was outpaced by his new team-mate - none other than his replacement at Williams, Heinz-Harald Frentzen - and appeared to lose motivation. After an inglorious crash at 1999 Canadian Grand Prix he announced plans to retire at the end of the year, but after a miserable 1999 French Grand Prix he considered quitting immediately. Jordan persuaded him to stay on for 1999 British Grand Prix at least, but going into the weekend Hill was talking of stopping after the race. Jordan had tested Jos Verstappen as a contingency for Hill retiring mid-season, but following a strong fifth place at his home event, the 1996 champion opted to see out the year. Only two more points were added that year, with a sixth place at Spa, scene of his last win, representing his final point in Formula One. To make matters worse, his performance was in stark contrast to that of team-mate Frentzen, who eventually finished third in the championship and was in the running to win the title going into the final few races. With three races of 1999 to go, there were rumours that Prost Grand Prix would release Jarno Trulli, who had signed for Jordan for 2000 Formula One season, early to replace Hill, but the Briton completed the season. At 1999 Japanese Grand Prix his last race in Formula One ended when he spun off the track and pulled into the pits to retire a healthy car, much to the dismay of the team.

Notable battles with Michael Schumacher

Hill and Michael Schumacher clashed frequently on the track in the mid 1990s:
  • 1994 Japanese Grand Prix : Schumacher led the early stages of the rain-soaked event only for the race to be stopped after Martin Brundle McLaren crashed. Hill took over the lead at the re-start and pushed very hard to beat Schumacher, the acknowledged ‘rain master’, in the wet and take the title fight to the final race of the season in Australia.
  • 1994 Australian Grand Prix : Schumacher went off the track while leading the last race of the season. He returned to the track at reduced speed where Hill tried to pass him at the next corner. The two collided and both retired. The world title went to Schumacher by a single point.
  • 1995 British Grand Prix : At his home grand prix and trailing Schumacher by 11 points in the championship, Hill attempted to pass the German going into Priory 11 laps from the end of the race. The two collided again and both retired. Hill described it as a "racing incident" while Schumacher compared it to Adelaide 1994.
  • 1995 Belgian Grand Prix : The two made contact at the Les Combes corner. On this occasion Schumacher received a one-race suspended ban.
  • 1995 Italian Grand Prix : On lap 24 Hill and Schumacher collided when trying to lap Taki Inoue. Neither accepted blame. Hill questioned why Schumacher was "suddenly doing nought miles an hour", while a majority of Schumacher fans described it as a "stupid move" by Hill. Hill received a suspended one-race ban, which was never put into effect.
  • 1995 European Grand Prix : On lap 18 Hill attempted to overtake Schumacher but the German blocked and squeezed him to the edge of the track. Hill locked up and hit the back of the Benetton.
  • 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix : After qualifying third in the usually uncompetitive Arrows, Hill passed Schumacher cleanly on the inside on lap 11 going into the first corner before pulling away into the lead of the race.
  • 1998 Canadian Grand Prix : Schumacher accused Hill of "dangerously weaving" while they were dicing for second. Hill responded by saying that Schumacher's comments were "rich" coming from someone who forced Heinz-Harald Frentzen off in the track in the very same race. Michael Schumacher Interview by Martin Brundle on Jerez 97 YouTube.com Retrieved 6 October 2006

    Helmet

    Damon Hill uses the same helmet design as his father, a simple, easily identifiable design of eight white oar blades arranged vertically around the upper surface of the helmet, which is dark blue. The device and colours represent the London Rowing Club of which Graham and Bette Hill were both successful members and where they first met. Although Hill is not a rower himself, he has said that he is proud to wear his father's colours and the club are happy for him to keep up the tradition.
    Damon Hill's Statistics, Helmet TheHillsForever. Retrieved 10 June 2006 The sponsors on Damon's helmet have been AGV (helmet manufacturer)
    (Helmet Manufacturer), Cellnet, Ricoh, Arai (Helmet Manufacturer), Camel (cigarette), Olympus Corporation, Elf Aquitaine, Renault, Canon Inc., Sega, Rothmans International plc, Andersen Consulting, Danka, PlayStation, Remus, Delphi (auto parts), Benson & Hedges and Hill Sport.
    Later life

    In retirement, Hill founded the high-performance car leasing business P1 International, based in Surrey, England, and became involved in a BMW dealership that bears his name. He has contributed many articles to the world's best-selling grand prix magazine, F1 Racing. Hill has raced both cars and motorcycles at the Goodwood Festival of Speedhttp://specials.ft.com/goodwood2001/FT3A05Z1LPC.html Article on the 2001 Goodwood Festival of Speed and in 2005 he tested the new GP2 Series car, lapping impressively from the off. Hill also did a famous television advert with Murray Walker for Pizza Hut in the UK, in which Walker commentated on Hill's meal as if it was a race. Parodying Hill's 1994 and 1995 seasons, the advert sees Walker jokingly report that "... Hill finishes second... again!” before being threatened by Hill and replying (in his famous commentary tones) "He's lost it! He's out of control!"
    Hill & Walker - Pizza Hut YouTube.com. Retrieved 14 June 2006 Hill appeared in the 2005 series of the British automotive programme Top Gear in the UK in June, where he set a time of 1:46.3 around their test course.Top Gear Season 6 Episode 5 June 26, 2005 This was the fastest time recorded at that point, although the record has since been broken by fellow former British Formula One driver, Nigel Mansell with a time of 1:44.6 (for the F1 lap times), Jenson Button with a time of 1:44.7 and the show's 'tame racing driver', The Stig with a time of 1:44.4 (for both F1 and Star boards). Top Gear, Celebrity Laps bbc.co.uk/TopGear. Retrieved 9 June 2006 During the show, presenter Jeremy Clarkson joked about claims that Hill was in fact The Stig (the programme's anonymous benchmark test driver), by smelling his breath and after a slight pause replying to the audience, "Yep...Magnesium", Top Gear Videos, Celeb Laps: Damon Hill TopGear.com, Requires Realplayer. Retrieved 10 June 2006 implicitly identifying him as the Stig through an apparent shared attribute. Hill himself stresses that he is not the Stig, but many continue to believe the claims.Jeremy Clarkson: Surely God in disguise SamizData.net. Final Paragraph. Retrieved 10 June 2006 As well as his Top Gear appearance, Hill appeared in a number of other TV shows, appearing in an episode of This is Your Life and before taking part in the 1998 French Grand Prix, Hill appeared as a guest on TFI Friday. Hill later appeared on other shows, such as Shooting Stars; Late Show with David Letterman; Clive Anderson All Talk and appeared as a guest star on the first episode of Bang! Bang! It's Reeves and Mortimer .Damon Hill > Credits TV.com. Retrieved 6 October 2006 In April 2006, Hill succeeded Jackie Stewart as President of the BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club). The BRDC, owner of the Silverstone Circuit, is at a crucial stage as it seeks to steer the future of the track and its facilities while facing increased competition from newer international facilities domestically and abroad.Stewart set to hand over to Hill news.bbc.co.uk Hill's nomination to BRDC president news item. Retrieved 7 June 2006 In June of the same year Hill defended Britain's current next hope for the Formula One title, Jenson Button in the media, claiming that Button was being held back by his Honda F1 car rather than his own driving ability.Hill defends Button's F1 ability news.bbc.co.uk Hill's defence of British F1 driver Jenson Button news item. Retrieved 9 June 2006 In August 2006, Hill was back behind wheel of a single-seater race car, when he took a 600bhp Grand Prix Masters machine for a test run around Silverstone Circuit. In an interview with ITV F1, Hill said that he enjoyed the experience and that he might consider racing in the GP Masters in the future. He was also asked in the interview to give his opinion on Jenson Button's maiden Grand Prix victory in 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix, saying that he thought Jenson was "good" and that he was "a very fast driver." He was also asked in the interview about the battle between his old rival, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso, Hill said that he was "just as fascinated as anyone to see what’s going to happen".Damon Hill Exclusive ITV-F1.com. Retrieved 22 August 2006 In October 2006, Hill opened a new conference facility at the Silverstone Circuit, the facility is part of the Silverstone Innovation Centre, a joint project between the British Racing Drivers Club and the East Midlands Development Agency, "This is a great example of how the BRDC through Silverstone and the East Midlands Development Agency are working together to make a positive contribution to the motorsport business community in this country," Hill said.Hill opens new facility at Silverstone GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 6 October 2006

    Music career

    Damon Hill formed the punk rock band "Sex, Hitler and the Hormones" with some friends while at school. Hill once joked in an interview that at that time they didn't go on tour because they didn't have mopeds. Hill continued to be interested in music and after achieving success in Formula One became friends with ex-The Beatles George Harrison, with whom he played several times. Hill also recorded with rock band Def Leppard after meeting their lead singer Joe Elliott at a party. He played on the opening track of the album
    Euphoria (Def Leppard album) , "Demolition Man", including a 10-second guitar solo. Elliot described Damon's style as "a cross between the way Slash plays and Andy McCoy from Hanoi Rocks". During his racing career Hill often played in front of a crowd of Formula One fans at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. In 1995 he was joined by fellow Formula One racer Johnny Herbert. In 1999 Hill's team boss at the time, Eddie Jordan, starred on drums while he played for his fans for the very last time at Silverstone. Hill has also played with the S.A.S. band, which has many guest performances, and with Pat Cash's Wild Colonial Boys.The Guardian, January 14 2006, p.8 Hill's most recent band was The Conrods which was active up to 2003. The band was formed after his retirement from racing at the end of the 1999 season and played cover versions of well known songs from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Kinks. Band members were Damon Hill (guitar), Josh Phillips (keyboards; Midge Ure & Whitesnake), Mark Brzezicki (drums; Big Country), Steve Brzezicki (bass; Scatman John), Robert Hart (vocals; Bad Company) and Steve Roux (guitar/vocals). The band performed at Grands Prix, Formula One social events and in various smaller venues as well as on several TV programmes.Special, Damon Hill TheHillsForever. Retrieved 10 June 2006 Since becoming president of the BRDC Hill claims to have abandoned the guitar - being "too busy doing school runs and looking after pets." The Independent, July 24 2006, p.14
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