How Hill won what Alonso desperately wants

How Hill won what Alonso desperately wants

In 1972 Graham Hill achieved something that nobody has managed to repeat - he completed motor racing's Triple Crown. And his success in something Fernando Alonso is desperate to repeat was hard-earned

There's no evidence to suggest that Graham Hill was thinking about some kind of triple crown before he lucked into an Indy 500 victory on his debut in the race in 1966. Yet six years later he returned to the Le Mans 24 Hours after a long absence with a Fernando Alonso-like zeal to seal his place in motorsport history.

Hill achieved his goal in 1972, claiming a maiden win for Matra at the same time as future Le Mans legend Henri Pescarolo notched up the first of his four victories. But the Briton viewed the triple crown as slightly different to the one Alonso has in mind.

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