Phil Hill Biography: Philip Toll Hill Jr. was an American racing driver. He was one of two American drivers and the only one born in the United States to win the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.
Phil Hill Biography
Phil Hill Biography: Phil Hill was born in Miami, Florida, on April 20, 1927. From 1945 to 1947, he studied business administration at the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Hill departed early to pursue motor racing, where he worked as a mechanic on other racers’ cars. Hill began racing cars at a young age, first as a Jaguar trainee in England in 1949 and then with Enzo Ferrari’s team in 1956.
Phil Hill Wiki
|Date Of Birth||April 20, 1927|
|Birth Place||Miami, Florida|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Phil Hill Net Worth
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Phil Hill’s net worth is $5 million.
Phil Hill Career
Hill joined the Ferrari Formula One team full-time in 1959, collecting three podium finishes and fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship. He won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in 1960, the first Grand Prix victory for an American driver in nearly four years since Jimmy Murphy won the French Grand Prix in 1921. This was also the last win for a front-engined vehicle in Formula 1. Hill won the Belgian Grand Prix the following season and trailed only his Ferrari colleague Wolfgang von Trips in the season standings with two races remaining. Von Trips and fifteen spectators were killed in a crash during the Italian Grand Prix.
Hill won the race & the championship, but his victory was bittersweet. Due to Ferrari’s decision not to go to America for the season’s final round, Hill could not compete in his home race at Watkins Glen as the freshly crowned World Champion. When he returned for his last season with Ferrari the following year, Hill said, “I no longer have as much need to race, to win.” I’m not as hungry as I used to be. I’m no longer willing to take the danger of killing myself.”
After leaving Ferrari at the end of 1962, he and Giancarlo Baghetti joined the new team ATS, founded by ex-Ferrari engineers during the great walkout of 1961. In 1964, Hill raced for the Cooper Formula One Team in Formula One before retiring from single-seaters after the season and limiting his future driving to sports car competition with Ford Motor Company and Jim Hall’s Chaparral Cars. During the 1966 Formula One season, Hill frequently participated in race weekends behind the wheel of a Ford GT40 prototype with a Panasonic remote camera to capture footage for the film Grand Prix. In the same season, he attempted to qualify for his final Formula One race, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, for Dan Gurney’s All-American Racers but was unsuccessful. Hill retired from racing in 1967.
Hill has the distinction of winning the first (a three-lap event at Carrell Speedway in an MG TC on July 24, 1949) and last races of his driving career. Hill also drove an experimental MG, EX-181, at Bonneville Salt Flats. The “Roaring Raindrop” came with a 91-cubic-inch (1.5 L) supercharged MGA twin-cam engine that produced 290 horsepower by combining 86% methanol with nitrobenzene, acetone, and diethyl ether. In 1959, Hill achieved 257 mph in this car, Stirling Moss’ previous record of 246 mph in the same car.