Josh Hill has announced that he is to retire from professional motorsport with immediate effect, the 22 year-old saying he has other activities to pursue.
Hill, the son of 1996 Formula 1 champion Damon Hill and grandson to multiple F1 champion also, Graham Hill, made the announcement on Tuesday evening over Twitter, stating: “I do not want to compete unless I am 100 per cent devoted.”
“I am extremely touched by the response I’ve had on my decision, but time to look to the future!” he later tweeted. “I feel like my future lies elsewhere.”
A former Ginetta Junior and Formula Ford front-runner, Hill has been driving a Fortec Motorsport Dallara in the Formula 3 European Championship this season, lying 10th in the series standings and securing a best result of second place during the visit to Hockenheim in Germany.
Last weekend he competed in the Masters of F3 event at Zandvoort, recovering from a practice accident to record a 15th place in his last race despite front wing damage hindering his efforts from an incident sustained early in the encounter.
He had previously finished third overall the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championship in 2012, scoring five victories along the way which was more than than his own Fortec team-mate, eventual champion Jake Dennis.