Phil Hill

1927 - 2008

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Philip Toll Hill Jr. (April 20, 1927 – August 28, 2008) was an American automobile 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 645,922 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Phil Hill is the 42nd most popular racing driver (down from 38th in 2019), the 1,174th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,306th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 42 out of 888Before him are Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Roland Ratzenberger, Kimi Räikkönen, Jody Scheckter, and Denny Hulme. After him are Valentino Rossi, Damon Hill, Louis Chiron, Lorenzo Bandini, Wolfgang von Trips, and René Arnoux.

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Among people born in 1927, Phil Hill ranks 52Before him are John McCarthy, Harry Markowitz, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, George Andrew Olah, Lois Maxwell, and Daniel Keyes. After him are Robert Noyce, Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Sydney Brenner, John Vane, Harry Mulisch, and Jacques Mayol. Among people deceased in 2008, Phil Hill ranks 42Before him are Leonid Hurwicz, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, Mark Felt, Aimé Césaire, and Dino Risi. After him are George Habash, George Emil Palade, Tassos Papadopoulos, Robert Rauschenberg, Horst Tappert, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phil Hill ranks 1,174 out of 18,182Before him are Lee Iacocca (1924), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Stan Smith (1946), Chesley Sullenberger (1951), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), and George Davis Snell (1903). After him are Robert Noyce (1927), John Cena (1977), Dirk Benedict (1945), James Ivory (1928), Cliff Robertson (1923), and Tess Gerritsen (1953).

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 Richie Ginther (1930), Dan Gurney (1931), Kenny Roberts (1951), Wayne Rainey (1960), Mark Donohue (1937), Al Unser (1939), Peter Revson (1939), Lee Wallard (1910), Kevin Schwantz (1964), and Brett Lunger (1945).