When he finally called time on his own incredible racing career, Graham Hill turned to running his own F1 team. Sadly, with the team in its infancy, Hill and several members of his team, along with rising British ace Tony Brise, perished in a light aeroplane crash in November 1975.
On that foggy night they had been returning from testing at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France and now, 28 years later, the car they had been testing is set to make a return to the race circuits.
Now owned by Swiss racer Klaus Fielder, the Embassy-liveried Hill GH1 has been rebuilt and is expected to grace the FORCE Classic Grand Prix grid this season.
Although it is a car with little racing pedigree in terms of results, its racing return will be a poignant reminder to those who recall the moment that the devastating news broke.