Derek Hill (racing driver)
Derek John Hill ( born March 28, 1978 in Santa Monica ) is a retired American race car driver. His father is the Formula 1 world champion Phil Hill.
Like most racers began his career in karting Hill, where he was active from 1990 to 1994. In 1995 he was runner-up in the U.S. Ferrari Challenge champion and the U.S. Barber Formula Dodge. In 1996, Hill decided to focus on the single-seater racing and moved to the Barber Dodge Pro Series. The Americans won a race and finished the season in third place. In 1997, he remained in this series and won with four wins the championship title of the Barber Dodge Pro Series. In 1998 he raced in the Formula Atlantic and was 13th in the overall standings.
In 1999, Hill to Europe and came first in the Formula Palmer Audi. He finished 19th overall. In 2000, he joined the Italian Formula 3000th He started in six of eight races in this championship and had no points.
In 2001, Hill International Formula 3000 championship for the French DAMS team. While his team-mate Sébastien Bourdais took fourth place in the championship with a victory, Hill remained with a ninth place as best result without any points and finished the season in 24th place overall. In 2002, the American had initially without cockpit and moved to the sixth race of the season as a replacement for Alexander Müller to the Italian racing team Durango Formula. He stopped once again no points, finishing in 17th place overall. 2003 denied Hill for Super Nova Racing its third season in Formula 3000th At the Nürburgring he scored his only points in fifth place ranking in the formula 3000th After the sixth race, he was replaced by Nicolas Kiesa and finished at the end of the season the 16. place in the overall standings.
After 2004, a race in the American Le Mans Series denied he took part in any major racing series some more.
As of 2002, Derek Hill was managed by Brigitte Hill, the daughter of Formula 1 World Champion Graham Hill and sister of the Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill. The two racers Hill families are not related.