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Hill just a lap short from glory

Damon Hill

Damon Hill was the moral victor of the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix held on this day, just missing out on a sensational win with his Arrows-Yamaha.

The reigning world champion was out in front heading to the checkered flag when a hydraulics issue put him out of contention on the final lap of the race and handed the win to Jacques Villeneuve's Williams. 

Hill had endured a dismal year with Arrows, but unfortunately second place was no consolation for what should have been a major upset victory.