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Damon Hill[edit]

A notbale amount of work hs gone into this article. I feel certain that I have done just about enough to make this an FA, because the article easily met the GA standards. Although I'm more then happy to make more edits to the article if you suggest any, that are reasonable and worthwhile :)... --Skully Collins 08:59, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Nominate & Support I feel this is a good article... --Skully Collins 10:45, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Object I find the extensive large quote sections and there big oversized quote marks distracting. Rlevse 17:07, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
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  • Minor objectSupport Good article, but a few small issues. Jeronimo 06:15, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
    • The earlier mentioned quotes should probably go to Wikiquote.
  • Done, but I'm keeping the 1996 and the 1999 quotes as they are the highlight quotes, if you like, of his career --Skully Collins 10:11, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
If you moved the quotes to Wikiquote, you should put a link to it (like with the Commons link at the bottom), so people can find it. As for the remaining quotes, I still think they should go. They don't add a lot, and are far from neutral (which wouldn't be an issue if they were used to illustrate a discussion or so). Jeronimo 21:13, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
Nah, I deleted all of is okay now? :) --Skully Collins 10:12, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Not pushing for reinclusion of the quotes - and this is by no means an omission in the article - but the quote about Damon's eyes could be used to illustrate a piece on that image - TV cameras often caught that view of him before the start of a race and if I remember correctly at some point in the late 1990s a range of fan gear was produced with an image of Damon's eyes framed by the helmet's visor opening. Could be tricky to reference though. 4u1e 27 June 2006.
    • You may want to mention the fact that Hill raced two seasons with car number 0, being one of only two drivers to use that number (Jody Scheckter being the other one).
    • The key to the table in the bottom should be included (could be placed to the right of the table), making an extra click unnecessary.
  • It can be improved by reducing links to solitary years. In this article, there is only link: '1984'. A monobook tool allows this to be done with one click on a 'dates' tab in edit mode. You can then accept or reject the changes offered and/or do more editing before pressing 'Save'. Simply copy the entire contents of User:Bobblewik/monobook.js to your own monobook. Then follow the instructions in your monobook to clear the cache (i.e. press Ctrl-Shift-R in Firefox, or Ctrl-F5 in IE) before it will work. Hope that helps. bobblewik 19:36, 28 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Um - not sure I understand you from this text, but from the reference to 1984 I guess you are suggesting that simple links to years should be removed? If so I agree - I had missed that one. For F1 articles I usually link to the season summary year - Hill wasn't in F1 in 84, so there's nothing to link that one to. I will remove the link. 4u1e 00:53, 29 June 2006 (UTC) Done, and thanks for the suggestion! 4u1e 00:56, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Support. It needed a fair bit of copyediting, but I've gone through and done the best I can. I'd like to see more images, but I understand how difficult it can be to get copyright-free F1 images, so I think the ones that are there are probably just about adequate. Other than that, I think it's a comprehensive article that covers every aspect of the career of one of Britain's most famous Formula One drivers, and it's pretty well referenced, too. Seb Patrick 08:35, 30 June 2006 (UTC)