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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

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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