Lewis Hamilton has received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for a record-equalling seventh time after ranking as the top Commonwealth driver in F1 last year.
David Richards CBE, MSA Chairman, presented the trophy at Silverstone, where Hamilton scored his sixth British Grand Prix pole position. While Hamilton is Britain’s latest F1 champion, Mike Hawthorn was the first, winning the title in 1958. Hawthorn tragically died a year later and the Memorial Trophy has been presented every year since to the highest place British or Commonwealth grand prix driver.
Hamilton’s remarkable 2017 season yielded nine race victories en route to his fourth F1 title – sealed with two races to spare. Along the way he surpassed Michael Schumacher as the all-time pole position record holder.
His efforts also helped the UK-based Mercedes AMG Petronas team to earn its fourth consecutive title and extend its dominance of the V6 turbo hybrid era.
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