Damon Hill’s passion for Formula 1 faded soon after his 1996 world championship win, thanks in part to a detested rules change. He talked us through his career in cars.
It’s all aboard the banter express as Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert bring us “the good, the bad and the Bernie of Formula 1”.
Jacques Villeneuve won the championship 20 years ago today after a controversial attack from rival Michael Schumacher in the 1997 European Grand Prix.
Damon Hill came within a lap of scoring what would have been one of the greatest shock wins in Formula One history on this day 20 years ago.
Formula One does not lack remarkable stories. But Damon Hill’s is unique, and his remarkable new autobiography is essential reading.
Today is Damon Hill’s birthday and to mark it F1 Fanatic has a brand new quiz on the 1996 world champion.
Derek Warwick has been elected as the new president of the British Racing Drivers Club.
Ayrton Senna and Damon Hill were team mates all too briefly in 1994.
It’s not hard to see why so many people are screaming ‘foul’ over Michael Schumacher being stripped of sixth place in the Monaco Grand Prix. At the end of a processional race Schumacher’s pass on Alonso was, at first glance, a smart of piece opportunism – not unlike the one pulled off on the last … Continue reading The FIA’s badly-written rules leave Formula 1 looking stupid once again
Michael Schumacher?óÔé¼Ôäós biggest rival was not a driver but a designer: Adrian Newey. So said K last week in the comments on an article about which driver won the most races. Journeyer suggested a graph showing how the seven-times world champion compared with the man who designed title-winners for McLaren and Williams.
The University of Northampton is to give 1996 Formula 1 champion Damon Hill an honourary fellowship. Hill, who is now President of the British Racing Drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó Club, will receive the award next month. Press release in full: Formula One World Champion and President of the British Racing Drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó Club Damon Hill OBE and Theatre Director … Continue reading Damon Hill to get honourary fellowship
Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated
F1’s 79th Grand Prix winner was the man who would go on to win more races than anyone in the history of the sport: Michael Schumacher. With the likes of Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell doing so much winning in the late eighties there were only three new winners between 1985 … Continue reading 100 F1 race winners part 8: 1982-1993
Yesterday we looked at four races that ended with the leader losing the race on the last lap ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ this after Felipe Massa came within three laps of winning the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. Here are four more tales of woe involving Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen.
I was planning to write an article about who Max Mosley’s successor as FIA president could be as he was expected to stand down in 2009. However following the allegations about his sex life made today his immediate future is now in doubt. So who is likely to take over from Mosley, one of the … Continue reading The men who might replace Max Mosley
What’s going on at Honda? Reports indicate chairman Yasuhiro Wada, the man behind Super Aguri, is leaving the team. So is chief designer Kevin Taylor, who had apparently been squeezed out by the rival of ex-BMW man Jorg Zander. Is this Ross Brawn getting his outfit ship-shape?