After ending runner-up to arch rival Michael Schumacher within the 1994 and 1995 F1 seasons, Hill lastly received the F1 world crown in 1996 and have become the primary son of a world champion to take the title, following within the footsteps of his late father Graham Hill who received the title in each 1962 (BRM) and 1968 (Lotus).
Hill stated: “Whereas it’s arduous to imagine that 25 years have now flown by, it’s at all times an incredible expertise for me to get again into that Williams – so many particular reminiscences come speeding again. Having as soon as once more been given the chance to drive the automobile on the British Grand Prix, I’m now actually excited to be coming again to Silverstone for an additional blast at The Basic.”
In 1996 Hill received eight grands prix within the Renault-powered FW18 and sealed the championship on the remaining spherical – a feat which prompted Murray Walker to broadcast the emotional phrases: “Damon Hill exits the chicane and wins the Japanese Grand Prix. And I’ve obtained to cease as a result of I’ve obtained a lump in my throat.”
Damon Hill, Williams
Photograph by: Sutton Photos
“After such a rollercoaster journey, Damon’s title victory was one thing few of us will ever neglect,” stated Nick Wigley of The Basic. “It is going to be an honour for us to have him and his world championship-winning Williams acting at The Basic – one more spotlight on what’s already an unbelievable invoice.”
Whereas Hill will probably be at Silverstone on Sunday to fulfill followers and take to the observe, Williams Heritage will probably be available all weekend displaying the FW18 in storage 26 within the Worldwide Paddock. Followers are reminded that each one tickets for The Basic have to be bought prematurely.