How Hill lifted Williams

How Hill lifted Williams

Damon Hill played a key role in Williams recovering from the loss of one of the greatest drivers in grand prix history. EDD STRAW talks to the man who missed out on a sensational world championship by one point

Damon Hill started 1994 with no serious aspirations of winning the world championship. He was Ayrton Senna's support act, a safe pair of hands capable of banking solid points and taking the odd win while the Williams team's star driver charged to a fourth drivers' title. Then, on that infamous afternoon at Imola on May 1, everything changed.

One of the hot topics in the aftermath of that race was who Williams would sign as its new spearhead. Few saw Hill as the man to galvanise the grief-stricken team. Yet six months later, he missed out on the world championship by just one point after a controversial collision with Michael Schumacher in Adelaide. How did that happen?

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