FIA confirms Damon Hill to be Monaco steward

Wed, 12 May 2010, 04:31

May 12 (GMM) Damon Hill will be the fourth steward at this weekend’s Monaco grand prix.

We reported last month that, amid FIA president Jean Todt’s new initiative to have well-known and experienced former drivers sitting alongside the three regular stewards at each race in 2010, Hill would preside at prestigious Monaco.

The 1996 world champion never won at Monaco, but his father Graham Hill won the blue-ribant event no fewer than five times in the 60s, earning the nickname ‘Mr Monaco’.

Hill, 49 and currently president of the Silverstone-owning British Racing Drivers’ Club, said earlier this year that his past squabbles with Michael Schumacher would not impede his ability to act impartially as a steward.

“The people have to make decisions based on the analysis of right and wrong, irrespective of who those people might be,” he said. “I think I’m sufficiently distanced from it.”

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