Hill gets the nod to succeed Stewart



There’s a new BRDC president

Rebels fail in no-confidence motion against the board

Damon Hill has been chosen to succeed fellow former World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart as the president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club.

The 45-year-old (below) was elected at the club’s Annual General Meeting, a matter of hours after the failure of a vote of no-confidence in the board at an Extraordinary General Meeting.

Rebels led by ex-Formula One entrant Harry Stiller had pushed the no-confidence move after the board had proposed that property developer St Modwen take over a 125-year lease on the venue. The vote on this was postponed at a meeting in February.

But the defeat of the rebels left the way clear for the vote on Hill, who was nominated by Jackie Oliver and Mike Knight.

At the AGM, Stewart said: “It is my fervent hope that you will give Damon Hill unanimous support to lead the club. I hope this will include the minority who have historically undermined and disrupted the democratically elected board.”