1994

THE BEST DAY

F1 Racing - - HILL ON HILL -

At Sil­ver­stone on 10 July, Da­mon achieved what his dad never did by win­ning his home race. But there had been high drama along the way. Un­fath­omably, Michael Schu­macher passed pole-sit­ter Da­mon on the for­ma­tion lap and earned him­self a five-sec­ond stop-go penalty, which his Benet­ton team told him to ig­nore. Schu­macher was even­tu­ally black-flagged, leav­ing Hill free to send the crowd into rap­tures.

“That was the one. My dad used to chew his tongue, but I bite my tongue when I’m tense. What a great day. That was when the sun shone on Sil­ver­stone – and on me. I’ve told this story be­fore, about sit­ting with Frank Wil­liams out­side his mo­torhome sign­ing au­to­graphs with the tro­phy on the ta­ble. There was gen­er­ally a sense of a job well done. But as you know, I never do things the easy way.”

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