BRDC President Damon Hill to step down

British Racing Drivers’ Club President Damon Hill is to leave his position at the end of August, it was announced today.

1996 world champion Hill, who had been president of the club for five years, steps down following a successful tenure in the prestigious position.

Under his eye, Silverstone’s future as a grand prix venue has been guaranteed, which will be remembered as the most significant achievement of Hill’s presidency. He is reported to be keen to follow other interests, including but not limited to the management of his son Josh’s nascent racing career.

“It has been a great privilege and honour to serve as BRDC President since 2006,” Hill said.

“As a Club and business, we can be immensely proud of everything we have achieved for British motor sport over the past few years.

“The BRDC and Silverstone face a stable and exciting future, so the timing is right for me to hand over the reins and devote more time to my family, my own interests, and the racing career of our son, Josh. However, I remain a committed Member of the BRDC and look forward to watching the Club go from strength to strength.”

Derek Warwick is thought to be the forerunner to replace Hill, although other possible candidates include Johnny Herbert.