Phil Hill info & statistics

Phill HIll wiki info & stats
Name Phil Hill
Country United States United States
Place of Birth Miami
Date of Birth Apr 20th 1927
Date of Death Aug 28th 2008 - 81 years old
Number of Seasons 8
First Race 1958 French Grand Prix
Last Race 1964 Mexican Grand Prix
First Pole 1960 Italian Grand Prix
Last Pole 1961 German Grand Prix
First Win 1960 Italian Grand Prix
Last Win 1961 Italian Grand Prix
First Podium 1958 Italian Grand Prix
Last Podium 1962 Belgian Grand Prix

Phil Hill F1 Stats

Drivers' Titles 1
Race Entries 52
Race Starts 51
Race Wins 3 (5,8%)
Pole Positions 6 (11,5%)
Fastest Laps 6 (11,5%)
Podiums 16 (30,8%)
Points Finishes 20 (38,5%)
Retirements 22 (42,3%)
Hat-tricks 1
Wins from pole 2
Front Row Starts 7
Total Points 98
Total Laps 2.423


Biography

Phil Hill Biography


Phil Hill

Phil Hill was the first United States F1 champion.

The first and only American-born champion in Formula 1 history, Philip Toll Hill always thought that he had chosen the wrong path for his life. Still, his racing showed his talent was really high and his achievements say a lot about his abilities inside a car.

He was born in Miami on the 20th of April of 1927. Early in his life, he struggled in sports. Then, he entered the music world and started to play the piano. However, piano playing became secondary after his love for cars evolved with fierce intensity.

Hill studied administration at the University of Southern California but spent only two years and dropped out to work as a mechanic. His love for cars continued and in 1947 he was modifying his own MG-TC to start his racing career. The 50s were truly big for Hill, as he made his name relevant in American motorsport due to his success driving Ferrari cars. However, he had trouble accepting the risks of racing, which prompted health issues. He stopped racing for almost a year.

Hill’s career in Europe started with the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans alongside Fred Wacker Jr, though they failed to complete the race. He competed for Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1955 on, but his Formula 1 debut with the team happened at the end of the 1958 season. He won the 1958 24 Hour of Le Mans with Belgian driver Olivier Gendebien on the 21st and 22nd of June. Days after, he made his F1 debut on the 6th of July with a Maserati 250F in the 1958 French Grand Prix.

After the deaths of Luigi Musso and Peter Collins, Hill played a big part in helping Mike Hawthorn secure the Drivers’ Championship for Ferrari. Hill scored the first two podiums of his Formula 1 career at Monza and in the last race of the year, the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix. In the last race of 1958, he was running in second place and left his teammate Hawthorn pass and secure the second place, which sealed the title in Hawthorn’s favour.

Hill’s first full season in Formula 1 was in 1959 and he scored three other podiums, including second place at Monza, and finished fourth in the championship. The 1960 World Championship season delivered the first Grand Prix victory for Hill, when he won the 1960 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, achieving his third straight podium in Ferrari’s home circuit. He had a podium finish at Monaco early in 1960 and he finished fifth in the World Drivers’ Championship.

Hill’s win at Monza in 1960 was the last success of a front-engined car in Formula 1 history. His victory at Italy in 1960 was Ferrari’s only win of the year. The win was prompted by the boycott of the British teams due to the introduction of the Monza banking to the circuit and the risks it represented.

In 1961, Ferrari had the dominant 156 and their drivers, particularly Wolfgang von Trips and Hill, made the best of the opportunities. After the first five races, Ferrari had one 1-2, one 1-2-3 and another 1-2-3-4 finish, which was simply stunning. Hill started in Pole Position in five straight races, from the 1961 Dutch Grand Prix to the German GP at Nürburgring, but only won one of those races (the 1961 Belgian Grand Prix).

Phill Hill Ferrari 156 F1 car

Phil Hill driving the 156 F1 car in Germany (1961)

After the sixth race of the calendar, Hill trailed von Trips in the WDC by four points. In the seventh race of the campaign, the 1961 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, the two Ferrari drivers were set to battle for the title in the penultimate race. von Trips started on Pole, however, on lap 2 he crashed with Jim Clark and his car flew over to the crowd and 15 persons died, including von Trips himself. The American driver won the race and took the 1961 Drivers’ title. The win gave Ferrari the Constructors’ Championship too, but the scenes were completely saddened by the tragedy.

Hill completed the 1962 season for Ferrari, although his motivation was not there anymore. Before retiring definitely in 1966 (he first retired in 1964), Hill only added three more podiums to his tally in the pinnacle of motorsport. Also, he continued his success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, reaching three wins in the historied race after wins in 1961 and 1962.

Hill’s career was full of different struggles, from his fear of losing his life, to the horrible weekend at Monza in 1961, where he achieved his greatest racing feat, but the situation was completely clouded by the death of his German teammate and people from the Italian crowd. The Monza bankings weren’t used ever again in Formula One due to the catastrophe.

After he retired from motorsport in 1967, he got married and had three children. He had a classic cars restoration business and had media participations as TV commentator and also wrote articles for a car-related magazine.

Parkinson’s disease hurt Hill and he died on the 28th of August of 2008 at the age of 81.

"Racing brings out the worst in me. Without it, I don't know what kind of person I might have become. But I'm not sure I like the person I am now. Racing makes me selfish, irritable, defensive. If I could get out of this sport with any ego left I would."


Official website: http://philhill.com

Seasons

Phil Hill Final Championship Results

19581959196019611962196319641966
10th4th5th1th6th57th21th29th

Phil Hill F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
1964 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Climax 9 0 0 0 0 0 419 0 0.11 1
1963 Germany ATS
United Kingdom Team Lotus
ATS
BRM
9 0 0 0 0 0 191 0 0.00 0
1962 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 6 0 1 2 3 0 349 0 2.33 14
1961 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 7 2 2 2 6 5 388 2 5.43 38
1960 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
Italy Ferrari
Climax
Ferrari
9 1 0 1 2 1 524 2 1.78 16
1959 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 7 0 2 1 3 0 365 1 2.86 20
1958 Italy Ferrari
Italy Maserati
Ferrari
Maserati
4 0 0 2 2 0 187 1 2.25 9

Races

Phil Hill F1 GP Race Classifications

1th3 Times
2th5 Times
3th8 Times
4th2 Times
6th3 Times
7th3 Times
8th2 Times
9th4 Times
11th2 Times
12th1 Time
DNF14 Times
NC1 Time
WD3 Times
DNQ1 Time

Phil Hill F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
52 1966 1966 Italian Grand Prix 34 Eagle Climax 0 DNQ No Time 0
51 1964 1964 Mexican Grand Prix 10 Cooper-Climax Climax 15 9 Engine 0
50 1964 1964 USA Grand Prix 10 Cooper-Climax Climax 19 DNF Ignition 0
49 1964 1964 Austrian Grand Prix 10 Cooper-Climax Climax 20 DNF Accident 0
48 1964 1964 German Grand Prix 10 Cooper-Climax Climax 8 DNF Engine 0
47 1964 1964 British Grand Prix 10 Cooper-Climax Climax 15 6 1
46 1964 1964 French Grand Prix 14 Cooper-Climax Climax 10 7 0
45 1964 1964 Belgian Grand Prix 21 Cooper-Climax Climax 15 DNF Engine 0
44 1964 1964 Dutch Grand Prix 22 Cooper-Climax Climax 9 8 0
43 1964 1964 Monaco Grand Prix 9 Cooper-Climax Climax 9 9 Suspension 0
42 1963 1963 Mexican Grand Prix 25 ATS ATS 17 DNF Suspension 0
41 1963 1963 USA Grand Prix 25 ATS ATS 15 DNF Oil pump 0
40 1963 1963 Italian Grand Prix 16 ATS ATS 14 11 0
39 1963 1963 German Grand Prix 11 ATS ATS 0 WD Car damaged in transit 0
38 1963 1963 British Grand Prix 18 ATS ATS 0 WD Car not ready 0
37 1963 1963 French Grand Prix 42 Team Lotus BRM 13 NC Not Classified 0
36 1963 1963 Dutch Grand Prix 24 ATS ATS 13 DNF Suspension 0
35 1963 1963 Belgian Grand Prix 26 ATS ATS 17 DNF Gearbox 0
34 1963 1963 Monaco Grand Prix 1 ATS ATS 0 WD Car not ready 0
33 1962 1962 Italian Grand Prix 10 Ferrari Ferrari 15 11 0
32 1962 1962 German Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 12 DNF Suspension 0
31 1962 1962 British Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 12 DNF engine 0
30 1962 1962 Belgian Grand Prix 9 Ferrari Ferrari 4 3 4
29 1962 1962 Monaco Grand Prix 36 Ferrari Ferrari 9 2 6
28 1962 1962 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 9 3 4
27 1961 1961 Italian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 4 1 9
26 1961 1961 German Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
25 1961 1961 British Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
24 1961 1961 French Grand Prix 16 Ferrari Ferrari 1 9 0
23 1961 1961 Belgian Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
22 1961 1961 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
21 1961 1961 Monaco Grand Prix 38 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
20 1960 1960 USA Grand Prix 9 Cooper-Climax Climax 13 6 1
19 1960 1960 Italian Grand Prix 20 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 8
18 1960 1960 Portuguese Grand Prix 26 Ferrari Ferrari 10 DNF Accident 0
17 1960 1960 British Grand Prix 10 Ferrari Ferrari 10 7 0
16 1960 1960 French Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 2 12 Transmission 0
15 1960 1960 Belgian Grand Prix 24 Ferrari Ferrari 4 4 3
14 1960 1960 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 13 DNF Engine 0
13 1960 1960 Monaco Grand Prix 36 Ferrari Ferrari 10 3 4
12 1960 1960 Argentine Grand Prix 26 Ferrari Ferrari 6 8 0
11 1959 1959 USA Grand Prix 5 Ferrari Ferrari 8 DNF Clutch 0
10 1959 1959 Italian Grand Prix 32 Ferrari Ferrari 5 2 7
9 1959 1959 Portuguese Grand Prix 15 Ferrari Ferrari 7 DNF Accident 0
8 1959 1959 German Grand Prix 5 Ferrari Ferrari 6 3 4
7 1959 1959 French Grand Prix 26 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
6 1959 1959 Dutch Grand Prix 3 Ferrari Ferrari 12 6 0
5 1959 1959 Monaco Grand Prix 48 Ferrari Ferrari 5 4 3
4 1958 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
3 1958 1958 Italian Grand Prix 18 Ferrari Ferrari 7 3 5
2 1958 1958 German Grand Prix 23 Ferrari Ferrari 10 9 0
1 1958 1958 French Grand Prix 36 Maserati Maserati 13 7 0

Podiums

Phil Hill F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
16 1962 1962 Belgian Grand Prix 9 Ferrari Ferrari 4 3 4
15 1962 1962 Monaco Grand Prix 36 Ferrari Ferrari 9 2 6
14 1962 1962 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 9 3 4
13 1961 1961 Italian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 4 1 9
12 1961 1961 German Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
11 1961 1961 British Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
10 1961 1961 Belgian Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
9 1961 1961 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
8 1961 1961 Monaco Grand Prix 38 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
7 1960 1960 Italian Grand Prix 20 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 8
6 1960 1960 Monaco Grand Prix 36 Ferrari Ferrari 10 3 4
5 1959 1959 Italian Grand Prix 32 Ferrari Ferrari 5 2 7
4 1959 1959 German Grand Prix 5 Ferrari Ferrari 6 3 4
3 1959 1959 French Grand Prix 26 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
2 1958 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
1 1958 1958 Italian Grand Prix 18 Ferrari Ferrari 7 3 5

Poles

Phil Hill F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
6 1961 1961 German Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
5 1961 1961 British Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
4 1961 1961 French Grand Prix 16 Ferrari Ferrari 1 9 0
3 1961 1961 Belgian Grand Prix 4 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
2 1961 1961 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
1 1960 1960 Italian Grand Prix 20 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 8

Comparison

Phil Hill Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
1958FerrariMike Hawthorn3291200021203
Olivier Gendebien3169000002011
Peter Collins9130000001001
Wolfgang von Trips345300001102
MaseratiCarroll Shelby7200000001010
Gerino Gerini790000001010
Jo Bonnier780000001010
Juan Manuel Fangio740300000101
Paco Godia7160000001001
Troy Ruttman7100000001010
1959FerrariCliff Allison2514200004150
Dan Gurney22171300002213
Jean Behra259200002112
Olivier Gendebien2413300002020
Tony Brooks21202702022516
Wolfgang von Trips1260000000101
1960Cooper-ClimaxBrian Naylor6191000001010
Bruce McLaren631400000101
Henry Taylor6141000001010
Ian Burgess6181000001010
Jack Brabham641300000101
Maurice Trintignant6151000001010
Olivier Gendebien6121000001001
Pete Lovely6111000001010
Ron Flockhart6211000001010
Roy Salvadori681000001010
Tony Brooks6221000001001
Wolfgang von Trips14161010104554
FerrariCliff Allison324600001120
José Froilán González8100000001010
Richie Ginther1212810102112
Willy Mairesse1311410103030
Wolfgang von Trips14161010104554
1961FerrariOlivier Gendebien149310101010
Ricardo Rodríguez1179010001001
Richie Ginther12381620506152
Willy Mairesse3174000101010
Wolfgang von Trips11383322514361
1962FerrariGiancarlo Baghetti348500002240
Lorenzo Bandini236400002130
Ricardo Rodríguez2414400004132
Willy Mairesse2410300002112
1963ATSGiancarlo Baghetti11150000006250
Team LotusJim Clark1410901010101
Jim Hall14110000000110
Jo Siffert1460100000101
Masten Gregory14160000001010
Maurice Trintignant1480000000110
Peter Arundell14210000001010
Trevor Taylor14130000000101
1964Cooper-ClimaxBruce McLaren621700003618
Edgar Barth20180000000110
Jo Bonnier950200000110
John Taylor6141000001010
1966EagleDan Gurney21170000000101


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