Phil Hill Remembers Monza
Posted 22 December 2006 - 03:12 PM
I find it very interesting to see Phil's reaction to driving the track again. and also how drivers of those days dealt with death and their own mortality. Hope you like reading this as much as I did.
Jacky Ickx at La Source during practice for the 1970 Grand Prix of Belgium
The Masters have returned.
"People were being killed left, right and center back then," [Phil Hill] says. "I became hyper-sensitive to the danger, and wasn't sure that I wasn't going to kill myself. As a result, racing brought out the worst in me. Without it, I don't know what kind of person I might have become. But I'm not sure I liked the person I did become, because I was selfish, irritable and defensive."
Posted 22 December 2006 - 04:23 PM
From Wiki: "The 1000km Monza staged the last event on the banking in 1969."
Strictly off the record though, quote me on it and I'll have to have you killed.
Posted 23 December 2006 - 03:06 AM
Give me a roof over my head, some food to eat and a fast car. That's all I need.
That's all I'll ever need.
"Gilles was the last great driver. The rest of us are just a bunch of good professionals."
The only true sports are motor racing and mountain climbing; everything else is just a game.
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