Phil Hill articles on F1 Fanatic archive

“The Limit: Life and death in Formula 1′s most dangerous era” – review 11th January 2012, 9:00

The tragedy of the 1961 Italian Grand Prix, in which Wolfgang von Trips and 15 spectators lost their lives, is the subject of this new book.

Jack Brabham vs Phil Hill 15th January 2011, 13:24

Which of these champions of the sixties should progress a stage in Champion of Champions?

F1 drivers who won at Le Mans 10th June 2009, 12:00

This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even […]

Formula 1?s lost nations: USA 28th January 2009, 7:00

Last world champion: Mario Andretti, Lotus, 1978 Last Grand Prix winner: Mario Andretti, Lotus, Zandvoort, 1978 Last Grand Prix starter: Scott Speed, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2007 Last Grand Prix: Indianapolis, 2007 Although F1 has never been hugely popular in America, and probably never will be, it has a small but dedicated following in the […]

F60: another name change for Ferrari 13th January 2009, 9:47

Ferrari’s new 2009 F1 car launched yesterday may mark another change in the team’s somewhat esoteric approach to naming its cars. Here’s a brief guide to how Ferrari have named their F1 cars from 1950 to 2009.

Phil Hill, 1927-2008 29th August 2008, 21:56

I was saddened to learn today of the death of Phil Hill. Hill, 81, was America’s first world champion in 1961, for Ferrari. Hill, from Santa Monica in California, was the only native-born American to win the Formula 1 world championship. (Mario Andretti, champion 17 years later, was an Italian emigree). He joined Enzo Ferrari’s […]

100 F1 race winners part 3: 1959-1962 7th August 2008, 9:00

Part three of our look at Formula 1′s 100 Grand Prix winners. This part looks at the careers of champions such as Jack Brabham, Phill Hill and Graham Hill.

Ferrari’s 200 pole positions 21st June 2008, 19:58

Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.

Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory 8th October 2007, 11:00

Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races […]

Ten of the best… American F1 drivers 14th June 2007, 13:00

There were no American drivers in F1 at all from 1994 to 2005. But the country has given F1 two champions and a host of Grand Prix winners.