British motor-racing champion who emulated the success of his father, Graham Hill.
Damon Hill took up motor-cycle racing in 1979 and graduated to Formula 1 motor racing in 1992 with Brabham. Driving with the Williams team, Hill won three Grand Prix in 1993, six in 1994, four in 1995, and finally eight in 1996 to become World Drivers' Champion. Hill's break with Williams to join a new constructor effectively left the field clear for his rivals Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard in the 1997 season.
Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).