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“It made me as a person” – Phil Hill on his racing career and behind-the-wheel philosophy

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Yes, Phil Hill became the first American to win the Formula One world championship driving for Ferrari in 1961. Yes, he had a spectacular racing career and became a world-class auto restorer following his retirement. But he was more than just a hot shoe, as we see from this circa 1975 documentary — narrated by Brock Yates — that gives Hill himself a chance to reflect on what it was that set him apart from other drivers and how he approached the whole racing business. (via)