Embassy Hill Racing
|Based in: London|
Founded: 1972 (active 1975)
Principal: Graham Hill
Graham Hill started his own team from a Feltham factory unit in 1973. Initially using a Shadow chassis, the team moved on to build a Lola chassis in 1974.
By the following year, the Lola T370 had evolved into the T371 and further modifications justified the car to be renamed the first Hill- GH1. The following year's GH2 model was undergoing winter testing at Paul Ricard when tragedy struck the team. On the 29th of November, the plane which Graham Hill was piloting, crashed on Arkley Golf Course, killing all six team members on board, including his promising young driver, Tony Brise.
It transpired that the team had no insurance policy and as a result the families of the dead sued Graham's estate and the considerable sums awarded consumed the fortune Hill had amassed during his racing career, thus bringing about an even sadder end to a tragic story.
|Car designation||Race years|
|Lola T370||1974 - 1975|