It cannot be easy being a modern racing driver called Hill. Every Formula 1 driver who has had that name surname has been a World Champion: and there have been three of them: Phil Hill won the World Championship in 1961. Graham Hill won in 1962 and 1968, and Damon Hill won in 1996. Phil was no relation to the other two, but Graham was Damon’s father. Now, 17 years later, Damon’s son (Graham’s grandson) Josh Hill is moving up the racing ladder. This year he will contest the Formula 3 European Championship, and there is a chance that he might even win a Ferrari F1 test if he becomes the champion. That may not be very likely for a rookie but Hill will be racing alongside Puerto Rican Felix Serralles, Brazilian Luis Felipe Derani and Russian Dmitry Suranovich in the Fortec Motorsport team.
February 28, 2013 by Joe Saward