The Life of Grand Prix Driver Phil Hill

Friday, January 11, 2013

Michael Cannell tells the story of Phil Hill-a lowly California mechanic who became the first American-born driver to win the Grand Prix. The Limit  charts Hill’s journey from acing midget cars in dusty California lots to Grand Prix tracks across Europe.


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Comments [2]

Janet Barton from

I LOVED Michael's book, "The Limit"; this is a read that not only tells a great story, but teaches and informs about one of the world's major competitions; a contest not well known in the United States. Michael's writing is of spell-binding quality; eloquent, accurate (thoroughly researched; deeply informed); comparable to "Sea Biscuit") in its intellectual excellence and achievement. Love this interview; Michael in one of those gifted writers who can also make magic with his spoken as well as written words.

Jan. 13 2013 08:38 PM
mick from NYC

Von Tripps was killed in the 1961 Italian Grand Prix at the Monza track when, after a collision with Jimmy Clark's Lotus, von Tripps lost control of his Ferrari and crashed into a grand stand, killing 15 spectators.

Jan. 11 2013 01:27 PM

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