When F1 welcomed its first second-generation World Champion!

Damon Hill conquered the F1 World Championship on this day in 1996 after winning the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

The triumph was the first in the history of the sport for the son of a previous world champion. Graham Hill had prevailed in 1962 with BRM and in 1968 with Lotus.

Emotions were mixed however for Damon who also bowed out from a Williams team which had ruled him out for the following year, regardless of him winning the title or not.

Hill's milestone achievement remains however, with the emotional words of the great Murray Walker still resonating in the collective memory of the British driver's fans.

"And I've got to stop, because I've got a lump in my throat..."