The Phil Hill Story is a slightly older documentary about America’s only native born Formula 1 World Champion. Hill was a famously quiet and reserved man who once said “I’m in the wrong business. I don’t want to beat anybody, I don’t want to be the big hero. I’m a peace-loving man, basically.”

Despite his humility, Hill was one of the fastest drivers of his generation. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring three times each, as well as the previously mentioned 1961 Formula 1 World Championship.

This short film is a an interesting look back at the life and times of Phil Hill and it includes some original television advertisements from the late 1970s – which are well worth seeing. It runs 25 minutes in length and has been provided courtesy of the King Rose Archives.

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