Ferrari pays respects to Phil Hill

The death of Phil Hill - Montezemolo's appreciation Maranello, 28th August - Former Ferrari Formula 1 1961 World Champion Phil Hill died today at the Salinas-Monterey Hospital (California). As soon as he got word of Phil Hill's passing,...

The death of Phil Hill - Montezemolo's appreciation

Maranello, 28th August - Former Ferrari Formula 1 1961 World Champion Phil Hill died today at the Salinas-Monterey Hospital (California). As soon as he got word of Phil Hill's passing, Ferrari's president Luca di Montezemolo declared: "I, as well as all employees of Ferrari are extremely saddened by the news of the passing of Phil Hill, a man and a champion who gave so much to Ferrari and who has always greatly represented the company's values inside and outside the racing track. Phil Hill raced and won many competitions both with prototype cars, like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring, won three times each, as well as with F1 single seaters. With our car, Phil won the Formula One Championship title in 1961 as the first American-born to reach this result. Phil and I have always kept in touch throughout the years and I know I will miss his passion and love for Ferrari very much. My deepest sympathies are with his wife Alma and son Derek in this sad moment."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo , Phil Hill
Teams Ferrari