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Graham Hill

GRAHAM HILL remains the only driver to have won the Indianapolis 500 (1966), the Formula One World Championship (1962 and 1968), and the Le Mans 24-Hours (1972). A mechanic at Lotus before he became a full-time professional driver, Hill won numerous international road racing events during a distinguished career spanning 20 years. He started in 176 Grand Prix races from 1958 through 1975, winning 14 of them and finishing second in 15 others. He won the Monaco Grand Prix five times in seven starts from 1963 through 1969, and won the Grand Prix of the United States at Watkins Glen, New York, three times in succession (1963-65). His Indianapolis 500 victory came in his first of only three starts there, and in addition to his 1966 win, he was a front-row qualifier in 1968. He retired as a driver in order to concentrate on running the Formula One team that bore his name, but died shortly thereafter in a private plane crash near his home in London, England, in November 1975.