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‘It's like a dream’ – The day Damon Hill laid the family ghost to rest and won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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It was the race his father Graham never could win, and in 1994 Damon Hill’s own British Grand Prix campaign couldn’t have started in a worse manner.

Back in 1960 – before he won his two world championship titles – Graham had been within seven laps of scoring his first Grand Prix triumph, on his home ground at Silverstone, when he spun his BRM due to a combination of fading brakes and pressure from world champion Jack Brabham. Eight years later he had been walking the race at Brands Hatch when his heavily be-winged Lotus 49B broke a driveshaft. Those two near misses were the closest he would ever get to winning his home race.

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