Phil Hill

1927 - 2008

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Philip Toll Hill Jr. (April 20, 1927 – August 28, 2008) was an American racing driver. He was one of two American drivers to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, and the only one who was born in the United States (the other, Mario Andretti, was born in Italy and later became an American citizen). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Hill has received more than 849,537 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Phil Hill is the 43rd most popular racing driver (down from 42nd in 2019), the 1,260th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,174th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Racing Driver.

Phil Hill is most famous for being the first American to win the Formula One World Championship in 1961.

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Among racing drivers, Phil Hill ranks 43 out of 1,080Before him are Jody Scheckter, Mika Häkkinen, Mike Hawthorn, Walter Röhrl, Denny Hulme, and Jean Todt. After him are Didier Pironi, Ari Vatanen, Lorenzo Bandini, René Arnoux, Valentino Rossi, and Jacques Laffite.

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Among people born in 1927, Phil Hill ranks 60Before him are Juan Almeida Bosque, Alan MacDiarmid, Robert Noyce, Enzo Bearzot, John Vane, and Marvin Minsky. After him are Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Lois Maxwell, Romano Mussolini, Thomas Luckmann, Hiroshi Yamauchi, and Margot Honecker. Among people deceased in 2008, Phil Hill ranks 48Before him are George Carlin, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Lansana Conté, Dražan Jerković, Robert Rauschenberg, and Janez Drnovšek. After him are Dino Risi, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Dorothy Vaughan, Horst Tappert, Tassos Papadopoulos, and Joshua Lederberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phil Hill ranks 1,260 out of 20,380Before him are Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), James Irwin (1930), Mike Shinoda (1977), Tecumseh (1768), Jaco Pastorius (1951), and Otis Redding (1941). After him are Courtney Love (1964), George Whipple (1878), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Scott Glenn (1939), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), and Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Phil Hill ranks 2Before him are Carroll Shelby (1923). After him are Ken Block (1967), Dan Gurney (1931), Richie Ginther (1930), Wayne Rainey (1960), Brett Lunger (1945), Kenny Roberts (1951), Lee Wallard (1910), Rikky von Opel (1947), Peter Revson (1939), and Richard Petty (1937).