StampNews.com is glad to inform that Monaco Post is to release a special stamp issue commemorating Graham Hill – a winner of the Formula 1 World Championship. The issue has been already designed and is to be put into circulation on the 5th of March.
Born in London in 1929, Graham Hill won the Formula 1 World Championship title in 1962 and 1968. Having also won the Indianapolis 500 in 1966 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972, he is the only driver in history to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport. For many years, he held the record for the number of Monaco Grand Prix victories (five).
His record was broken in 1993 by Ayrton Senna, who, in a twist of fate, defeated Hill's son, Damon, in the race. Graham Hill died in 1975 at the controls of his private aeroplane.