Graham Hill

1929 - 1975

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Norman Graham Hill (15 February 1929 – 29 November 1975) was a British racing driver and team owner, who was the Formula One World Champion twice, winning in 1962 and 1968 as well as being runner-up on three occasions (1963, 1964 and 1965). Despite not passing his driving test until 1953 when he was already 24 years of age, and only entering the world of motorsports a year later, Hill went on to become one of the greatest drivers of his generation. Hill is most celebrated for being the first and only driver (as of 2024) to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport, an achievement which he defined as winning the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Formula One World Drivers' Championship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Graham Hill has received more than 2,226,223 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Graham Hill is the 25th most popular racing driver (down from 19th in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 423rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Racing Driver.

Graham Hill is most famous for being the only driver to have won the Formula One World Championship in a car of his own construction.

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Among racing drivers, Graham Hill ranks 25 out of 1,080Before him are Helmut Marko, Keke Rosberg, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Jim Clark, and Clay Regazzoni. After him are François Cevert, Jack Brabham, Nigel Mansell, Giacomo Agostini, Alfonso de Portago, and Carlos Reutemann.

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Among people born in 1929, Graham Hill ranks 41Before him are Chet Baker, Hafizullah Amin, Zdzisław Beksiński, Babrak Karmal, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Lennart Meri. After him are Richard E. Taylor, Bruno Cremer, Milorad Pavić, Helmut Rahn, Eric Kandel, and Werner Arber. Among people deceased in 1975, Graham Hill ranks 23Before him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Robert Robinson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Antonín Novotný. After him are Jimmy Hoffa, Eisaku Satō, Paul Keres, Latife Uşşaki, Éamon de Valera, and Pavel Sukhoi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Graham Hill ranks 538 out of 8,785Before him are Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Henry Every (1659), James Hutton (1726), Henry, Duke of Cornwall (1511), and Donald Pleasence (1919). After him are Oliver Sacks (1933), Gregory Bateson (1904), Roger Glover (1945), Gustav Holst (1874), Stanley Rous (1895), and Bruce Dickinson (1958).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Graham Hill ranks 5Before him are James Hunt (1947), Ken Miles (1918), Jackie Stewart (1939), and Jim Clark (1936). After him are Nigel Mansell (1953), Alfonso de Portago (1928), John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), and Damon Hill (1960).