Graham Hill was a twentieth century motor racing world champion
When and Where was he Born?
15th February 1929.
Graham Hill came from a family of non-affluent working class people.
Hendon technical College. Universal Motor Racing Club, Brands Hatch.
Timeline/Biography of Graham Hill:
Drove in a record 176 motor racing Grand Prix events. Won over 20.
1960-1966: Hill drove for BRM (British Racing Motors).
1962: Graham Hill won the Dutch Grand Prix his first major race. Became Formula One World Champion.
1963: Won the Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo.
1964: Won the Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo.
1965: Hill won the Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo.
1966: Won Indianapolis 500.
1967: Rejoined the Lotus Team.
1968: Graham Hill became Formula One World Champion. Won the Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo.
1969: Won the Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo.
1972: Won Le Mans (24 Hour) Race in France.
1975: Started his own motor racing team, called Embassy Racing.
When and Where did he Die?
29th November, 1975, when the small plane he was piloting with his racing team crashed onto Arkley Golf Course, Elstree, near London.
Age at Death:
Site of Grave:
Funeral service at St. Albans Abbey and then cremation at Garston Crematorium. Ashes buried at St. Botolph’s Church, Shenley. Memorial at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana, USA.
Places of Interest:
National Motor Museum, Bealieu.