Damon Hill attends 60th Birthday celebrations at Silverstone

Damon Hill, Richard Phillips and staff at Silverstone celebrate the circuit's 60th Birthday Damon Hill OBE, president of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) and 1996 Formula 1 World Champion, joined Richard Phillips and his staff ...

Damon Hill, Richard Phillips and staff at Silverstone celebrate the circuit's 60th Birthday

Damon Hill OBE, president of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) and 1996 Formula 1 World Champion, joined Richard Phillips and his staff at Silverstone on Thursday to celebrate the circuit's Diamond Anniversary. Hill and Phillips posed for photos with a 60th Birthday cake in the shape of the Northamptonshire circuit's famous Grand Prix track, before presenting it to staff from Silverstone and the BRDC.

Speaking at today's presentation, Damon Hill commented, "It is testimony to British motor sport that Silverstone is still going strong after 60 years. This is largely thanks to the support of fans, competitors, marshals and the motor sport community."

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, added, "Silverstone is a unique race circuit, loved by many of the drivers and riders who race here. The greatest names in motor sport have all competed on this track, ranging from Luigi Villoresi who won the first ever Grand Prix in 1948, through to our very own Lewis Hamilton who won this year's British Grand Prix in July. There have also been numerous legends of both four and two-wheeled racing in between, and they are all part of Silverstone's rich heritage.

"One such legend is Damon Hill, president of the BRDC and the last British driver to win the Formula 1 World Championship. We are delighted that Damon was able to join us at Silverstone today to help celebrate 60 years of this fantastic circuit."

-credit: silverstone

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Series Formula 1 , General
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Damon Hill