Hill (#16) lines up on the pole next to teammates von Trips (#20) and Ginther for the start of the 1961 French Grand Prix.
Photo: Ferret Fotographics
In 2001, our Ed McDonough spoke with Phil Hill about his championship year in Formula One and the oftentimes challenging politics of racing for Ferrari in the ’60s. In remembrance of Hill and his achievement, we reproduce that interview here, which first appeared in VR in our September 2001 issue.
Of course, your career has had many facets, but in focusing on your championship year, did it seem to you at the end of 1960 and the beginning of 1961 that the championship was a realistic objective?
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