Former F1 champion Damon Hill will drive father’s car at BRM Celebration Day in Bourne

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FORMER Formula One World Champion Damon Hill will be driving during a day to celebrate Bourne’s motoring history.

BRM Celebration Day will be held on Sunday, October 7, in Bourne to mark 50 years since the World Grand Prix Championship was brought home to Bourne by the BRM team.

Graham Hill won the championship in 1962, becoming the first British driver with a British car to do so and this week it was announced that his son Damon Hill, who followed in his father’s footsteps to win the championship in 1996, will drive his father’s car during the celebration day.

The event follows a similar celebration, which took place in 1999, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raymond Mays, who developed the BRM racing car.

Organisers include Rick Hall, of Hall and Hall in Bourne, and two former members of the BRM team as well as other enthusiasts.

They hope the day will have a 1960’s theme with cars being driven through the town and participants dressed in period clothing.

BRM Celebration Day will also raise money for charity with proceeds being divided between the Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.