Mick Schumacher’s family name is blessing and a curse, says Damon Hill

The 1996 world champion has empathy with the task Schumacher will be taking on when he joins the F1 grid with Haas in 2021. Hill’s father, Graham, won two world championships before he was killed in a plane crash in 1975 when Hill was 15. “There is a sense that some people don’t want you to have a go,” says Hill. Having a distinguished background is more than just an inspiration, says Hill. “I wanted to race, I loved racing, I loved competition and I loved the sport. But I also was determined to not let the side down with being a Hill.

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