Damon Hill: The Legacy of Speed by David Tremayne hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Damon Hill was only fifteen years old when his father, Graham, one of Englands greatest motor-racing drivers, died tragically in a plane crash in 1975. As the nation mourned the loss of an institution, Damon was only beginning to understand the drive and dedication that made his father two-time World Champion. Despite his familys emotional despair and financial problems after his fathers death, it seemed the young Damon had racing in his blood.
Inheriting Grahams love of speed and competitive edge, Damon began his career in 1981 with motorcycling before being lured to Formula racing. Following a Formula Ford victory at Brands Hatch in 1984, he rose through the ranks of Formula 3 and Formula 3000, which culminated in a position as a test driver for Williams in 1991. When Nigel Mansell left the team at the end of 1992, Hills speed and flair landed him a seat alongside Alain Prost in 1993. With the shocking death of his team-mate Ayrton Senna at Imola, 1994 would prove the greatest test of all: he found himself in the same position his father had been in 1968, when Graham had the leadership of the Lotus team thrust on him after Jim Clarks death. Now, all eyes were on the new leader of the Williams team.
Since then Hill has emerged as a serious contender for the 1994 World Championship; his triumph at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone has raised the level of excitement. Damon Hill: Legacy of Speed recounts his early years, his rise to success and his status as an internationally acknowledged competitor. With over eighty photographs and a text by an experienced author who has known Damon Hill since the early days of his career, this book is a celebration of a motor-racing hero undoubtedly destined to follow his father as a legend in his own time.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine.
96 pages. 11¾” x 9¼”.
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