Normally when a Formula 1 driver takes us on a lap of a circuit, it's done with the visual aid of a car actually traveling the track – the driver narrates what we see on screen. In the good old days before every car sported cameras, however, it wasn't like that.

Graham Hill, double World Championship winner and father of Damon Hill, was asked to describe a lap of Monaco in 1968. He won the race five times in his tragically shortened career, and the so-called King of Monaco explained a lap the good old-fashioned way: he told a story and took time to focus on the good bits. Watch him recount it in the video below.



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      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      His gestures are identical to Damon, yet Damon never met him as an adult.
      Robt
      • 2 Years Ago
      He enjoyed the limelight and was one of the first drivers of the modern era to enjoy the adulation of people who otherwise had no interest in Formual 1. An editing note: His driving career was over well before he was killed in a plane crash. By then he was a team owner.
      Once upon a 77
      • 2 Years Ago
      So much class, so much stache
      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      His hand gestures and descriptions on Monaco by memory of the turn-by-turn part of the circuit reminds me of another legend in Monaco: Ayrton Senna. As a matter of fact, Ayrton gestured kind like fighter pilots do, how exactly he would try to place the car at a certain location of the circuit just before race with hand gestures.