Monday, November 30, 2015

Graham Hill: Only Triple Crown winner perishes 40yrs ago...

This very unlikely Formula 1 Double world champion, the only driver to ever win Formula One's crown jewel, Monaco, (5-times) also won the Indianapolis 500 in 1966 and le 24 Heurs du Mans in '72 passed away four decades ago on November 29, 1975.

Hill who began his motor racing career by buying four laps in an F3 car that anybody could give a go for five shillings - Ultimately became  F1 world champion in 1962 and 1968 and had just retired from racing when he perished aboard his own private plane he was piloting.

Sadly, also Hill's protégé and rising F1 talent Tony Brise, who I'd presume is a largely forgotten name these days, also perished aboard Hill's plane, as the duo were on their way home with other Embassy Hill F1 team members after testing at Circuit Paul Ricard that fateful day...

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