From world champion to backmarker

From world champion to backmarker

Despite winning the F1 world title in 1996, Damon Hill was forced to move on the following season. Two decades on from his success, he speaks to BEN ANDERSON about his years out of the spotlight

Losing his Williams-Renault drive in the summer of 1996 gave Damon Hill virtually no chance of retaining the world championship title he would ultimately win that season.

Sir Frank decided not to renew Hill's contract, opting instead to replace him with Sauber star Heinz-Harald Frentzen.

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