On this Day in 1996, Damon Hill won the Formula One World Championship at Suzuka

On this Day in 1996, Damon Hill won the Formula One World Championship at Suzuka

"I've got to stop, because I've got a lump in my throat!"

Murray Walker

I could be wrong, but hadn't Murray known Damon since he was a child? Just made that victory all the more emotional since it was like seeing your son win a championship

I was the happiest 15 year old fan back then!

I also drew this the year before:

https://i.imgur.com/wPB661F.jpg

I was the happiest 15 year old fan back then!

I also drew this the year before:

Adrian Newey left for McLaren, their engine manufacturer Renault left F1 and the engines were run under various names and weren't as competitive as the other manufacturer engines/teams.

something something hamiltons dick in his throat.

or something like that I don't know

I’d love to see the reaction if Crofty said that when Lewis won the championship.

Schumacher should have been disqualified for that one. They caught him in 97.

...and it was all downhill from there

He could win at least another, if Adelaide '94 went differently.

Edit: corrected the year.

Definitely no bias there. Not like Sky with their Hamilton circlejerk /s

gets me every time

Money which they didn't have and others started pouring in in F1. Also money, lack of good engine supplier and did I mention money?