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Graham Hill

Knowledge Identifier: +Graham_Hill


Graham Hill

British racing driver and team owner from England, who was a two time Formula One World Champion add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1929.

Countries: United Kingdom (50%), (19%), United States (16%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jackie Stewart, British Racing Motors, Jim Clark

Linked to: Ford Motor Company, Brabham, BBC, Matra




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Graham Hill was born in 1929 add something


From 1952 to 1954, Hill rowed in twenty finals with London, usually as stroke of the crew, eight of which resulted in wins add something


In 1952 he joined London Rowing Club, as now one of the largest and most successful clubs in Great Britain add something


Lotus 15 - Lotus 15's debut was in Sussex Trophy at Goodwood on April 7th, 1958 in the hands of Graham Hill who immediately set the lap record, but failed to finish the race due to a gearbox problem


In 1960, Hill joined BRM, and won the world championship with them in 1962 add something


British Racing Motors - He was given greater responsibility in 1960 after two of the drivers, Graham Hill and Dan Gurney, went on strike and told Alfred Owen they would not drive again, and in early 1962 full executive authority was given to Tony Rudd


Lola Cars - Lola had built chassis for the Indianapolis 500 as early as the 1960s -- Graham Hill had won the 1966 Indianapolis 500 in a Lola, and Jackie Stewart raced a four wheel drive Lola there


British Racing Motors - The team had designed their first mid-engined car for 1960, matching the other teams, and won the World Drivers' Championship with Graham Hill as driver, in with the P57


Formula One - Between Brabham, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Graham Hill, and Denny Hulme, British teams and Commonwealth drivers won twelve world championships between 1962 and 1973


Rover Company - Rover and the BRM Formula One team joined forces to produce the Rover-BRM, a gas turbine-powered sports prototype that entered the 1963 24 hours of Le Mans, driven by Graham Hill and Richie Ginther


Italian Grand Prix - Ferrari driver John Surtees won in 1964, and Briton Jackie Stewart won his first of 27 Grand Prix victories in 1965, driving for BRM. Against team orders, he fought hard with his teammate Graham Hill, and Hill made a mistake at the Parabolica and Stewart was in command; this was all to the chagrin of team boss Tony Rudd


John Crosthwaite - In 1964 and 1965 Graham Hill finished second in the Drivers' Championship and BRM were second in the Constructors' Competition both years


Jackie Stewart - While he signed with BRM alongside Graham Hill in 1965, a contract which netted him £4,000, his first race in an F1 car was for Lotus, as stand-in for an injured Clark, at the Rand Grand Prix in December 1964; the Lotus broke in the first heat, but he won the second


Hill was involved with four films between 1966 and 1974, including appearances in "Grand Prix" and "Caravan to Vaccarès", in which he appeared as a helicopter pilot add something


Jackie Stewart - At the start of the 1966 season, Stewart won the Australasian 8 round championship from his BRM teamate Graham Hill in 2 litre BRMs and raced closely with his great rival and friend Jim Clark who was somewhat disadvantaged by an unreliable Lotus 39 which was let down by old Climax 2,5s


Indianapolis 500 - The following year, 1966, saw another British win, this time Graham Hill in a Lola-Ford


In 1967, back at Lotus, Hill helped to develop the Lotus 49 with the new Cosworth-V8 engine add something


Denny Hulme - The 1967 Championship was essentially an internal affair within the Brabham team for most of the year, but the new Lotus 49 gave Jim Clark and Graham Hill the opportunity to bite back


After team mates Jim Clark and Mike Spence were killed in early 1968, Hill led the team, and won his second world championship in 1968 add something


In 1968 when the club began a financial appeal to modernise its clubhouse, Hill launched proceedings by driving an old Morris Oxford, which had been obtained for £5, head-on into a boundary wall add something


Lotus 63 - John Miles, Lotus' third driver was entrusted the task of developing the car, while Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt used the 49 in the early races of 1969


Although Hill scored points in 1970 he started the season far from fully fit and the 72 was not fully developed until late in the season add something


Colin Chapman, believing Hill was a spent force, placed him in Rob Walker's team for 1970, sweetening the deal with one of the brand-new Lotus 72 cars add something


For a number of years in the early 1970s he appeared as one half of a double act, with Jackie Stewart, as an insert within the BBC "Sports Personality of the Year" show add something


He appeared on TV in the 1970s on a variety of non sporting programmes including panel games add something


Lotus 49 - Graham Hill went on to win that year's title and the car continued winning races until 1970


Hill moved to Brabham for 1971-2; his last win in Formula One was in the non-Championship International Trophy at Silverstone in 1971 with the "lobster claw" Brabham BT34 add something


Tony Maylam - Always interested in sport, he began his cinematic career in 1972 with the film "Cup Glory", a feature length theatrical film with Richard Attenborough on the 100 years of the FA Cup. A number of films for television followed, which he wrote and directed, including "Graham", on Graham Hill with Paul Newman and "A Fast Drive in the Country" with James Coburn


With works drives becoming hard to find, Hill set up his own team in 1973: Embassy Hill with sponsorship from Imperial Tobacco add something


The team used chassis from Shadow and Lola before evolving the Lola into its own design in 1975 add something

Graham Hill died in 1975 add something


Jacques Laffite - In 1986 he scored 14 points including two more podium finishes in the first half of the season, but he broke both legs in a crash at the start of the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, and thereafter retired from Formula One. The race was stopped and restarted without Laffite, who was thus classified as a non-starter and ended his career tied with Graham Hill for the most Grand Prix starts


In 1990, Hill was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame add something


Monaco Grand Prix - After Senna took his sixth win at the 1993 race, breaking Graham Hill's record for most wins at the Monaco Grand Prix, runner-up Damon Hill commented that "If my father was around now, he would be the first to congratulate Ayrton


Damon Hill - On 7 October 2012, Hill drove his father Graham Hill's BRM in celebration of winning the 1962 F1 World Championship, where Graham became the first British driver to win the Drivers' World Championship with a British team


Hill's grandson Josh, Damon's son, raced his way through the ranks till he retired from Formula 3 in 2013 at the age of 22 add something