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Name: Graham Hill  
Also Know As: Norman
Date of Birth: 29th November 1929
Place of Birth: Hampstead, London, Hill
Profession: Racing driver
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Graham Hill
Nationality English
Active years 1958 - 1975
Team(s) Lotus, BRM, Brabham, Hill
Race starts 179
Championships 2
Wins 14
Podium finishes 36
Pole positions 13
Fastest laps 10
First Grand Prix 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
First win 1962 Dutch Grand Prix
Last win 1969 Monaco Grand Prix
Last Grand Prix 1975 Monaco Grand Prix

Norman Graham Hill (February 17, 1929 - November 29, 1975) was a British motor racing champion.

He was the only driver to win the Triple Crown of the Indianapolis 500, the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Formula One World Championship.

Born in Hampstead, London, Hill was known during the latter part of his career for his wit and endurance. He joined BRM as a racing driver and won the world championship with them in 1962. His second world championship came after joining Lotus in 1968. He survived several serious crashes before he retired from driving to set up his own racing team, Embassy Hill. Shortly afterwards, he was killed when his Piper Aztec aeroplane (which he was piloting at the time) crashed in foggy conditions over Arkley Golf Course in North London. Five members of the Embassy Hill team also died in the accident.

Hill married his wife, Bette, in 1955. They had a son, Damon (who later became Formula One World Champion, the only son of a former champion to do so), and two daughters: Brigitte and Samantha.

I'm a artist, The track is my canvas and the car is my brush - Graham Hill

In 1990, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

External link

  • Grand Prix History - Hall of Fame, Graham Hill

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