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With 4-time World Champion Alain Prost playing the role as one of four official FIA race stewards in Bahrain this weekend, 1996 Champion Damon Hill has also been confirmed as a name for Race Control for two Grands Prix this season.
With former Ferrari Team Principal Jean Todt having become President of the FIA - F1's governing body - in October, placing former drivers in the position of steward is just one new idea in the Frenchman's first year of leadership, with the retiree joining three regular stewards on any given race weekend.
Although specific races are yet to be confirmed, Hill will be acting as steward for two events in 2010. "It's likely that he's going to do Monaco and another one," Graham Stoker, the FIA's Deputy President for Sport, said in Bahrain. "We also have a range of other drivers who have positively said that they will come along and help us."
Having made his Formula 1 debut for Brabham in 1992, Hill moved to Williams the following season before narrowly missing out in the title race to Benetton's Michael Schumacher in 1994. The Englishman finally took the title two years later before driving for Arrows and Jordan prior to his retirement at the end of the 1999 season.
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