Born Phillip Toll Hill, Jr. on April 20th, 1927
For many people, the Formula One automotive racing series is
an oft misunderstood and out of reach sport. With the generally unknown
personalities (at least stateside – though not Canada
As a matter of fact, many people in racing may refer to
NASCAR as the anti-F1, which offers a subtle distinction and stereotype that
somewhat transcends auto racing and characterizes generalities between the US
To further emphasize the anomaly of American F1 racing, look no farther than the brief, if not forgettable, campaign that was Scott Speed who has significant promise and pedigree as a driver but was not able to capture a single championship point over three seasons.
In addition to F1, Hill was a three-time winner of the 24
hours of Le Mans
Phil Hill joins other racing legend and former rival, Paul Frère who passed away in February.