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Pastures new for Hill

Damon Hill is stepping down as president of the British Racing Drivers' Club after five years in the role.

Perhaps better known for his F1 heroics behind the wheel, Damon Hill managed to forge a successful career off the track, and was instrumental in helping Silverstone secure a 17-year deal to host F1 and also had a had in the track's new £27m pit and paddock complex.

Explaining his decision to step down, 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.'

We at Excite Sportscene wish Damon all the best in his new role of family man!

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