Sad to such a great driver go. He was approached by Enzo Ferrari to drive one of his cars and would build it however Hill wanted, do you want 4,6,8,or 12 cylinders? Whatever it takes to get you (Hill from Ferrari) in one of my cars and win, and win he did. Phil Hill was one of the greats.
I was very lucky to travel with Phill Hill throughout Italy with Grand Prix Tours in 1999. What a nice guy. His driving accomplishments were phenomenal, but he was really a wonderful man.
He was so down-to-Earth. It was surprising. Thanks to him, I was able to tour the Ferrari factory and the Lamborghini factory as a VIP. I also had dinner with him in Lake Como .. and then went to the Italian GP with him.
He had a good life. Sorry that all good things must come to an end. May he RIP and may his family cope with the loss.