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By Phil Hill. During a 10-year span beginning in May, 1952, American Phil Hill drove 88 races in sport racing Ferraris. In those events he had a remarkable 25 wins and 51 top-3 finishes on race courses as varied as the flat airport track in Palm Springs, California and Germany’s hilly, twisting Nürburgring. In that decade, Hill won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring three times, but also went plummeting off a cliff on Sicily’s tortuous Targa Florio circuit. His first Ferrari drive at Le Mans began in the face of the most tragic accident in the history of motorsport, while his last brought the final win for the automaker’s famous Testa Rossas.

In Ferrari, A Champion’s View, Hill again drives many of the cars in which he competed during his long and honoured career with the great company from Modena. He describes the machines’ technical features, and puts the reader in the cockpit, explaining what the cars were like to drive. Hill also takes the reader to both ends of Ferrari’s sports racing history, from the pre-World War II Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 to the 333 SP of the late 1990s. And America’s champion remembers the great drivers who did not survive in this deadly sport.

John Lamm has been an automotive writer and photographer for the past 35 years, 29 of them with Road & Track magazine, where he is editor-at-large.

  • Illustrations:190 colour and 30 black and white photographs and illustrations
  • Printers: Hatcher Press, San Carlos, CA., USA.
  • Publication Date August 10, 2004
  • Page Size 330mm x 240mm, 192 pages