Damon Hill Biography: Damon Graham Devereux Hill is a former professional racing driver from England who won the Formula One World Championship in 1996.
Damon Hill Biography
Damon Hill Biography: Damon Hill was born in Hampstead, London, on September 17, 1960, to Graham and Bette Hill. Graham Hill raced in the international Formula One championship. He won the World Drivers’ Championship in 1962 and 1968 and became famous in the United Kingdom. Graham Hill’s job allowed him to live comfortably. Bette used to row and win a medal in the European Rowing Championships. Damon was a student at the independent The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School when the family moved to a “25-room country mansion” in Hertfordshire in 1975. Hill was 15 years old when his father died in an airplane crash in 1975, leaving him, his mother, and sisters Samantha and Brigitte in poor circumstances. Hill supported himself by working as a laborer and a motorcycle courier.
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|Date Of Birth||September 17, 1960|
|Birth Place||Hampstead, London|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
Damon Hill Net Worth
Damon Hill is a retired British racing driver with a $30 million net worth.
Damon Hill Career
Hill began his Grand Prix career as a test driver for the championship-winning Williams team during the 1991 season while still arguing in the F3000 series. Hill entered Grand Prix racing midway through 1992 as a driver for the fading Brabham team. The once-competitive team was experiencing severe financial difficulties. Hill did not begin the season until after three races when she replaced Giovanna Amati, whose sponsorship hadn’t come through. Hill matched his colleague Eric van de Poele in qualifying for two races, the midseason British and Hungarian Grands Prix, while Amati could not be eligible for his car. Hill continued to test for the Williams squad that year, and Nigel Mansell won the British Grand Prix for Williams while Hill finished last in his Brabham. After the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Brabham team dissolved and did not finish the season.
In 1993, when Mansell’s teammate Riccardo Patrese left Williams to drive for Benetton, Hill was unexpectedly promoted to the race team alongside triple World Champion Alain Prost over more experienced candidates such as Martin Brundle and Mika Hakkinen. Traditionally, the current driver’s World Champion wore the number “1,” and his teammate wore the number “2” Because 1992 champion Nigel Mansell did not compete in Formula One in 1993, Williams was awarded the “0” and “2” as Constructors’ Champion. As Prost’s teammate, Hill took “0”, becoming the second driver in Formula One history to do so after Jody Scheckter in 1973.
Hill became the fourth driver in the past nine years to win the World Drivers’ Championship for Williams but not drive for the team the following year, following in the footsteps of Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, and Alain Prost (1993 champion – 1994 retiree). As World Champion, Hill was in high demand and received suggestions for a race seat from McLaren, Benetton, and Ferrari; however, despite his status, he was not adequately rewarded financially. As a result, he signed with Arrows, a team that had never won a race in its 20-year history and had scored only one point the previous season.
Hill’s 1997 title defense was unsuccessful, beginning with a weak qualifying performance for the Australian Grand Prix and retirement on the parade lap afterward. The Arrows car, which utilized series debutant Bridgestone tires and experimental Yamaha engines, was generally uncompetitive. Hill did not earn his first point for the team until July’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. His best performance of the year occurred at the Hungarian Grand Prix. On a day when Bridgestone tires were superior to their Goodyear counterparts, Hill qualified third in a car that had never finished higher than ninth on the grid. During the race, he passed his rival and a new contender for the championship, Michael Schumacher, on the track and was in the lead, 35 seconds clear of the eventual 1997 World Champion, Villeneuve, until a hydraulic problem slowed the Arrows significantly. Thus, Villeneuve defeated Hill, who placed second.