Phil Hill remains America's only native-born Formula One world champion. He was also a trained mechanic with a lifelong fondness for the design and function of fine machinery, from racing engines to toy music boxes to the cameras he used to capture the great photos.
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After receiving a report earlier today, we've just confirmed the sad news that Phil Hill, the first American to win a Formula One World Drivers Championship, passed away at 10:30 this morning at the age of 81 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Hill will be remembered as one of the greatest race car drivers…