1996 World Champion Damon Hill will join Damon Hillthe FIA Stewards’ panel at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, as part of the FIA’s initiative to have well-known, former racing drivers working alongside the three regular stewards at each race in 2010.

Hill joins the likes of former racers Alain Prost, Tom Kristensen, Johnny Herbert, Alexander Wurz and Derek Warwick who have respectively fulfilled the same role in the rounds in Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia, China and Spain.

The former Brabham, Williams, Arrows and Jordan driver never replicated his father, Graham’s success at Monaco – his father earned the nickname ‘Mr Monaco’ by winning the event an unprecedented five times in the 1960s.

The 49-year-old Hill is currently the President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club – which owns and manages the Silverstone circuit – said earlier this year that his past disagreements with Michael Schumacher shouldn’t impede his requirement to act impartially in this role.

"The people have to make decisions based on the analysis of right and wrong, irrespective of who those people might be," he said. "I think I’m sufficiently distanced from it."

[Original image via The Telegraph]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.