IN THE ZONE
This cockpit portrait shows Graham Hill sitting in his car, wearing his familiar helmet that bore the livery of the London Rowing Club.
“He looks like a pretty serious fellow, doesn’t he? Which he was. The moustache always made him look like he was snarling, but the sense of humour was never far away. He had a sharp tongue and evidently worked mechanics hard. He liked to try a lot of things that some thought were futile. I remember [1960s private entrant] John Coombs telling me how he was running him at Brands Hatch and how he spent all day working away – and by the end the set-up sheet was exactly as it had been in the morning! But that’s not the point. Dad was an experimenter, trying to nd a better way, which is the idea.”