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"I'm in the wrong business," race car champion Phil Hill told interviewers, "I don't want to beat anybody. I don't want to be the big hero." And probably, in quiet moment of circumspection, this gentle man probably reflected that a sport that features driving more than 150 miles per hour in a vehicle without seat belt or a roll bar possesses as many dangers as rewards. Nevertheless. This former auto mechanic became not only a race car driver, but a winning one. In fact, he became the only American driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship. This story tells his story of how he won in one of the deadliest races in Grand Prix history.