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Damon Graham Devereux Hill (London, 17 September 1960) is a British former racing driver, winner of 22 Formula 1 Grand Prix and World Champion in 1996 with Williams-Renault.

He is the son of Graham Hill, who was Formula 1 World Champion. After starting his career in motorcycle racing he won an important race in Brands Hatch in 1983, then he moved to car racing, paying his dues in miror races and debuting in Formula 1 at the age of 31 in 1992.

Steering Wheels:

  • The collection of steering wheels at the Nicolis Museum contains this example belonging to Damon Hill, one of the most famous British F1 drivers who was also famous for his rivalry on the track with Michael Schumacher. He spent four years with Williams (1993-1996), with which he achieved many top finishes, culminating in being crowned Formula 1 World Champion in 1996. He drove superbly all season: his 10 Grand Prix victories, with 97 points in the driver standings, meant that there was only ever going to be one winner that year.

  • Damon Hill, a talented British driver and winner of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1996, once had his hands wrapped around this PERSONAL steering wheel when it was fitted on his Arrows A18 during the 1997 Formula 1 World Championship. Unfortunately, the car was fraught with problems and lacked competitiveness; the champion was forced to retire several times due to mechanical problems and ended the season in 13th place in the points table, thanks to a 6th and a 2nd place at the British Grand Prix and at the Hungarian Grand Prix respectively.

(Source: Wikipedia; Formula1.com)