The British World Champion and notable Williams F1 driver will be celebrating his career at Race Retro in February
The 2016 Race Retro event is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Damon Hill’s 1996 F1 championship domination, with a selection of four iconic Williams F1 cars from the Williams Heritage Collection set to star. Running from 26-28 February, the event will continue to be held at the Stoneleigh Park showground in Warwickshire.
A number of special guests have been invited to appear and talk throughout the weekend too, with Damon Hill confirmed to be appearing on the Sunday 28th. The cars on show will include the championship dominating FW18, the 1995 FW17 race winner as well as the 1993 FW15C – Hill’s first Grand Prix-winning car. A 1990-91 FW13B will also be on show, as Hill drove it in his roll as Williams test driver in 1991.
Hill won a total of 22 races, and piloted his Williams to a World Championship title in 1996 after narrowly missing out to Michael Schumacher in 1994, and again comng secont to a dominating Shumacher in '95. The British F1 driver had a notoriously difficult relationship with the the German driver, who went on to win a total of seven Championships.
Tom Siddall, Race Retro Event Director commented: ‘We are thrilled to celebrate Damon Hill’s World Championship win at Race Retro, which I know will bring back great memories for our visitors. We are delighted to be working with Williams Heritage to enable F1 fans to see these iconic cars on display.’
Jonathan Williams of Williams Heritage added: ‘Williams Heritage was established in 2014 to showcase Williams’ historic racing cars to a new generation of fans and we are delighted to be taking part in Race Retro this year. This will be one of a number of events in 2016 where Williams Heritage will be celebrating 20 years since.’