Memories of the year: Interviewing a childhood hero

Memories of the year: Interviewing a childhood hero

Damon Hill was Ben Anderson's idol as a child, so the chance to interview him about the 1996 world champion's greatest race was an ambition fullfilled

Most people don't get to meet their hero, and fewer still get to interview them about the most important moment in their career.

Damon Hill was the great British hope when I first started following Formula 1 as a wide-eyed eight-year-old. Michael Schumacher and Benetton were the undoubted stars of 1994, but I always rooted for Damon as he and the shattered Williams team toiled for the title in memory of the late Ayrton Senna.

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