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 would go on to become one of the greatest drivers of his generation. Hill is most celebrated for being the only driver ever 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 1,609,758 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Graham Hill is the 19th most popular racing driver (down from 16th in 2019), the 460th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 393rd in 2019) and the 6th 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 19 out of 888Before him are Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Rindt, Jim Clark, Keke Rosberg, and Stirling Moss. After him are Gilles Villeneuve, Jack Brabham, Nelson Piquet, Ronnie Peterson, Clay Regazzoni, and Nigel Mansell.

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Among people born in 1929, Graham Hill ranks 34Before him are Mohamed Al-Fayed, Hafizullah Amin, George Steiner, Djalma Santos, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Stirling Moss. After him are Francis Gary Powers, Murray Gell-Mann, Babrak Karmal, John Cassavetes, Bill Evans, and James Last. Among people deceased in 1975, Graham Hill ranks 22Before him are Jimmy Hoffa, Saint-John Perse, George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Nikolai Bulganin, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After him are Antonín Novotný, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Julian Huxley, Paul Keres, Robert Robinson, and Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Graham Hill ranks 460 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelflæd (869), Edward the Confessor (1003), Donald Winnicott (1896), Thomas Bayes (1702), Mike Oldfield (1953), and John le Carré (1931). After him are John Smith (1580), Morrissey (1959), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Hicks (1904), Christian de Duve (1917), and Sam Neill (1947).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Graham Hill ranks 6Before him are James Hunt (1947), Ken Miles (1918), Jackie Stewart (1939), Jim Clark (1936), and Stirling Moss (1929). After him are Nigel Mansell (1953), John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Damon Hill (1960), Mike Hailwood (1940), and Lewis Hamilton (1985).