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Graham Hill – Monaco 1969 – Photo of the Day

Submitted by on November 10, 2014

Graham HillGraham Hill driving the Lotus 49B, on his way to his final Formula One World Championship Grand Prix victory at Monaco in 1969. This beautiful image captures Graham Hill and his Lotus 49B in action whilst on his way to winning the 1969 Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Piers Courage and third placed Jo Siffert.

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It was a glorious moment for Hill. He was the defending 1968 World Champion, and the star driver for Gold Leaf Team Lotus, he’d placed second in the 1969 South African season opener and came back from a terrible accident in Spain to win the Monaco Grand Prix. 1969 however, was not to be Graham Hill’s year. He placed seventh overall, and the season went to Jackie Stewart.

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Sadly, Monaco 1969 would be the last Formula One Championship Grand Prix he would win before his death in 1975.

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