The day the dukes of Formula One turned up at future world champion Damon Hill’s christening in 1961… but behind the smiles lies a tragic story as THREE of them would die racing, before his father Graham lost his life in a plane crash in 1975

This picture was taken nearly 60 years ago and the little boy in his christening gown is future Formula One world champion Damon Hill. From left to right: Bruce McLaren, Sir Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Graham Hill, Jo Bonnier, Huschke von Hanstein and Wolfgang von Trips. Damon Hill surrounded by F1 royalty at his christening – left to right: Bruce McLaren, Sir Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Graham Hill, Jo Bonnier, Huschke von Hanstein and Wolfgang von Trips. Hill’s father, Graham Hill, won two world championships before his son won the title in 1996. Graham Hill tragically died in a plane accident after confirming himself as a legend of F1. Hill took plenty from the F1 heroes who had befriended his father in his successful career.

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