Top 25 Formula 1 drivers of all-time

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Damon Hill, Formula 1
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Top Formula 1 drivers of all-time: #16 – Damon Hill

Carrying on Graham Hill’s legacy was son Damon Hill, who comes in at #16 on this list despite not becoming a full-time driver in Formula 1 until he was 32 years old and only spending a few seasons competing in the sport.

In those few seasons, Hill managed to win 22 races, good for 14th on the all-time wins list. Just 16 drivers have won at least 20 races in their Formula 1 career, and Hill made the fourth fewest starts among those drivers with only 115, giving him a win percentage of 19.13%. That mark ranks higher than five of the 13 drivers who have more wins than he does.

Hill only won one world championship despite starting his full-time career with four consecutive top three finishes in the driver standings, including two runner-up results, but that one title, which he earned in the 1996 season, was historic in more ways than one.

Damon’s world title made the Hill name just the second to produce a father-son championship duo, as Graham won two world titles in 1962 and 1968.

Only one other name, Rosberg, has joined that family list, with Keke winning in 1982 and Nico joining him in 2016.

Unfortunately, Hill only won one more race outside of this four-year span. He competed for three more seasons after winning the title in 1996 and won the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. He retired after a winless 1999 season, which was just his seventh as a full-time driver.

He also never managed to win the Monaco Grand Prix, a race his father won five times.