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Damon Hill

Damon Graham Devereux Hill, son of Graham Hill, came late to Formula One after an early career in motorcycle racing. He drove for the struggling Brabham team, but was also test driver for Williams, and raced for them when Nigel Mansell left for the USA, having three wins in his first year there, 1993.

In 1994 he was team mate to Ayrton Senna, and became their lead driver after Senna's death. Hill was denied the world championship in the last race because of a controversial collision with Michael Schumacher. To be fair though, he was only in a position to win the world championship because Michael Schumacher had been banned from two races and disqualified from two others. Hill was not competitive throughout the season, so it would be stretching it to say he deserved to win. Hill could not beat Schumacher again in 1995, but in 1996 he was in the best car by a country mile with an inexperienced team-mate, becoming the first son of a Formula One champion to win the championship himself. He was dropped by Williams for the following season.

He raced for Arrows[?], once coming close to a win in a very uncompetitive car, and then for two seasons for Jordan[?], taking their first win.

He retired from Formula One after a disappointing 1999 season. He is now involved in business, including a BMW dealership.

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