Articles tagged Phil Hill

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Masterclass at the ’Ring

Being a World Champion racing driver was only one attribute of a widely talented and inquisitive man Having followed the late Phil Hill’s racing career since I was a kid, and having been privileged to count him as an immensely respected and valued friend since the 1970s, I’m just one of an enormous number of people worldwide to have been really saddened by his recent death at the age of 81. Phil...

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Shadows on the sands

Casablanca – the sunlit scene of Britain’s first World Championship was darkened by tragic eventsBy Nigel Roebuck Bernie Ecclestone recently said that, for him, the World Champion each year should be the driver who had won the most races, that only in the event of a tie on victories should ‘places’ come into the reckoning. And no season better supports Ecclestone’s notion than 1958, when Mike...

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Letters

What would Jenks say? Sir, Since I was old enough to stand I have been a Ferrari fan and never a fan of McLaren. While I am a tifoso, I feel that after the arrival of Schumacher, Brawn etc, the entire ethos of that team changed, to the detriment of Grand Prix racing and to motor sport in general. In contrast I like Ron Dennis’ candid approach and believe that fairness is at the heart of the team’...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Rising star Vettel shows shades of Prost– Spa penalty protest brings no surprises– The legacy left by American champ Phil Hill– Bernie’s tribute to his friend Stuart Lewis-Evans Leaving aside Monaco, where his profile was ultra-low during a brief visit to the paddock, Max Mosley chose Monza, the last European Grand Prix of the season, for a first ‘public appearance’ since his unusual...

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Phil Hill

1927-2008 Phil Hill was a racing driver in spite of himself, an introspective man who before a race would pace up and down, chain-smoking. Put him in a racing car, though, and the nerves were gone, the style easy and composed. Hill was one of those who excelled at the unyielding circuits, like Spa and the Nürburgring, and he was exceptional, too, in uncertain conditions. Give him rain and murk,...

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The Bahamas Speed Weeks

Terry O’Neill The perception was perhaps frivolous, the intent anything but. This was a race meeting in sunny climes, beyond the end of the mainstream seasons in Europe and North America, but it attracted some stellar names. Take the Governor’s Trophy heat on December 6, 1957, for instance: Phil Hill won in his Maserati 335S, from Masten Gregory (Maserati 450S), Carroll Shelby (450S) and Stirling...

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Champion of the revolution

Phil Manzanera is best known as guitarist with pioneering 1970s rock band Roxy Music. As a boy, though, he was a privileged witness to the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix, when Juan Manuel Fangio found himself a hostage to rebel kidnappers. But instead of condemning his polite captors, the great man befriended themWriter: Richard Williams While the racing engines revved, the small boy sat with his mother...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which are Ferrari's 20 greatest F1 drivers? Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Auctions

RM Auctions/Sothebys @New York November 21 Art of the Automobile $62.8m sold in two hours 16 of 31 lots achieved over $1m 11 cars achieved world record prices, including: 1964 Ferrari 250LM, Class winner at Daytona, 1968: $14.3m 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet: $7.2m 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder: $4.5m Other notable cars: 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Competition’ Berlinetta Special: $7m...

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Lunch with... Jochen Mass

Not many racing drivers have mixed competing in Grands Prix with sailing trips across the Atlantic. And that’s before you factor in this laid-back German’s sports car successesBy Simon Taylor For most of 2009, a quarter of the drivers on the Grand Prix grids were from Germany. And, thanks to the long reign of Michael Schumacher, that country is statistically one of the more successful in Formula...

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