Sixty years ago, on September 10th 1961, racing driver Phil Hill achieved his life’s sporting ambition. By winning the Italian Grand Prix at Monza that day, in his works-entered ‘Sharknose’ Ferrari 156, he became that year’s Formula 1 World Champion Driver.
The story of America's first F1 world champion
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.