Hill gets extra help to perfect his drive

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 March, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 March, 1996, 12:00am


DAMON HILL was forced to take professional advice on his driving yesterday.

The Formula One motor-racing star found Hong Kong's roads a breeze . . . the problems began when he picked up a set of clubs at Clear Water Bay Golf and Country Club.

Hill, 35, is tipped for World Championship honours this year, but after five minutes on the driving range he admitted his swing left a lot to be desired and summoned an instructor.

Nevertheless Hill, making a brief stopover in Hong Kong, remains optimistic about his title chances this year, especially after Sunday's season-opening victory in the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

'It would be nice to have a winning streak, but now I'm just happy to have won the first race,' he said.

His next stop is Dublin, where he will relax with family for St Patrick's Day, when, he said, 'the whole place goes mad', before flying out for the Argentinian Grand Prix.