Damon Hill: The Long Interview

Damon Hill: The Long Interview

Our sister publication F1 Racing marks its 20th birthday this month, and as part of its commemorative issue F1 Racing's editor Anthony Rowlinson sat down for an in-depth chat about racing and life with the Formula 1 world champion of the year it was born - Damon Hill

Damon Hill is not like other racing drivers. He's fame-shy, yet media-friendly. He's recognised in the street, yet unstarry. He's exceptionally bright and full of thought-through opinions on a huge range of topics, yet he didn't really 'get' school. He's the man who took on and beat the world's most uncompromising racing driver, Michael Schumacher, while keeping things together as a husband and father throughout his F1 career.

A bundle of contradictions then? Not at all. Just a man with a passion for driving racing cars as fast as they would go and who just so happened to win a Formula 1 world title along the way. That epic 1996 battle seems as good a place as any to start our conversation...

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