A third-generation formula one driver would be “fantastic”, the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has admitted.
Actually, the possibility is now quite real, with 1996 world champion Damon Hill’s 22-year-old son Josh to contest the European F3 championship this year. The winner of this year’s series will get a test with the fabled F1 team Ferrari.
Damon Hill has been raising the profile of his son recently, after Josh in 2012 won five races in the Formula Renault 2.0 championship.
Josh’s grandfather was the 1962 and 1968 world champion Graham Hill, and Josh recently accompanied his father Damon to collect Graham’s entry into Motor Sport magazine’s Hall of Fame.
All three Hills raced the now iconic blue and white livery of the London rowing club on their helmets.
Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt: “I wish Damon’s son would get into F1.
“It would be super. It would be fantastic,” he told City A.M.