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DAMON HILL

Staying with a team for the first time in three years, Damon Hill overcame early disappointment with last year's Jordan to record the first ever race win for the team at Spa, and wipe the grimace off Eddie Jordan's face. A new partner, Heinz Harald Frentzen, will hopefully spur the oldest current driver to repeat his achievements of 98, when he finished sixth in the driver's table. A relatively late-comer to Formula1, he boasts an impressive motor racing CV. Son of former champion Graham, he was a championship front runner all through his Williams days. Champion in 1996, he was unceremoniously handed his P45 by Frank Williams before he'd even wrapped up the title, and moved onto Arrows. Despite making his limited expectation for the season clear early on, his frustration with the car quickly became apparent, and his miserable year was savagely encapsulated when a rogue washer robbed him of certain victory at Hungary. 1998 Picks up his first race win since Japan 1996 in the rain at Spa. This boosts his position to 6th place, with 20 points in the season. 1997 12th in F1 World Championship with Arrows-Yamaha, his first full-season finish outside the top three. 1996 Wins the F1 World Championship title with 97 points and eight victories, but parts company with Williams after protracted pay negotiations collapse. 1995 Finishes second to Michael Schumacher in the Drivers' Championship for the second year running. 1994 Finishes second in the F1 World Championship, colliding with Michael Schumacher in the last race of the season. After the tragic death of team mate Ayrton Senna, he was partnered by David Coulthard (for 8 races) and Nigel Mansell (for 4 races). 1993 Makes his debut for Williams Renault with Alain Prost. First Grand Prix victory on 15th August at Hungaroring is followed by victories in Belgium and Italy. He finishes third in the Drivers' Championship. 1992 Second season as official test driver for Williams Renault. Drives for Brabham Formula One team and qualifies for his first Grand Prix at Silverstone, finishing 16th. 1991 Competes in International F3000 Championship with Middlebridge F3000 team. Becomes official test driver for Williams Formula One team. 1990 Competes in International F3000 Championship 1989 One race in British F3000 Championship and one race in British Touring Car Championship. Competes in the International F3000 Championship. 1988 3rd in Lucas F3 Championship with Intersport. Competed in two races in FIA International F3000 Championship with GA Motorsport. First drive in a Formula One car - Benetton-Ford 188 (turbo) at Paul Ricard 1987 5th in the Lucas British F3 Championship with Intersport 1986 Competes in the Lucas British F3 Championship with Murray Taylor Racing. Wins the televised Rally-Sprint against World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist and F1 Drivers Derek Warwick and Johnny Dumfries. 1985 Completes a full season of Formula Ford 1600 championship. Finishes third in the Formula ford Festival. 1984 First motor racing victory, driving a FF1600 at Brands Hatch. Wins the Grovewood Award (currently known as the McLaren Autosport Award) 1983 First motor race at Brands Hatch in Formula Ford 2000 winter

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