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Graham Hill is pictured here with Lotus boss Colin Chapman in the Brands Hatch pit. Hill began his F1 career with Lotus and returned in 1967. The death of Jim Clark on 7 April 1968, just three months before this shot was taken, had hit Chapman hard, but Hill rallied the team and by the end of the year had won his second world championship.
“Colin was a very serious person. What interests me is that their voices – and their moustaches! – were almost identical. I think almost the rst person my dad met in motor racing was Colin Chapman. They both had that nasal, clipped, very British way of talking. It’s the type of accent that has disappeared now. It was north London, not cockney, well-spoken but not plum. They were extremely determined and focused individuals – and too close to each other in terms of personality to get on. I love those Rolleiex cameras!”