Motorsport UK awards Lewis Hamilton the prestigious Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
British driver Lewis Hamilton has received the prestigious Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for the tenth time, adding to his record-breaking seventh British Grand Prix win last weekend.
The Hawthorn Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by Motorsport UK to the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in the FIA Formula One World Championship. It was first presented by the Hawthorn family in memory of Mike Hawthorn, who became Britain’s first Formula One World Champion in 1958 but tragically died in a road accident a year later.
19 different drivers have won the honour during the past 61 years, and on 24 of those occasions the recipient was also World Champion in the same year. Lewis Hamilton is firmly inscribed on the roll of honour alongside other Commonwealth greats including, Sir Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Sir Jackie Stewart, Alan Jones, Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Jacques Villeneuve and Jenson Button. After Hamilton, Mansell is the next most successful recipient with seven wins.
This latest win recognises Hamilton’s stellar 2019 season, in which he won 11 races, 17 podiums and five pole positions on his way to his sixth Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title. Lewis’ success also helped guide his team Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 to a sixth-straight constructors’ title, further showcasing their dominance during the Hybrid F1 era.
The hallmarked gilt and silver trophy, designed by Goldsmiths’ freeman K. Lesson, features a Union Jack and chequered flags and is mounted on a wooden pedestal.
Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK, CEO said, “It is a great pleasure for Motorsport UK to present this award to Lewis on this record tenth occasion. Not only has he been one of the most dominant, consistent and successful drivers in recent years, he is also a fantastic ambassador not only for our sport, but our country. His achievements are the best possible example to future generations of young drivers looking to follow in his footsteps. I would like to congratulate Lewis on his seventh British Grand Prix win, and wish him well for the upcoming Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.”
The Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (7-9 August) is round five of the 2020 Formula One season, and is a fitting tribute to the birthplace of the sport in 1950.
Previous Winners of the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
|1959||Jack Brabham (AUS) *||1990||Nigel Mansell (GB)|
|1960||Jack Brabham (AUS) *||1991||Nigel Mansell (GB)|
|1961||Stirling Moss (GB)||1992||Nigel Mansell (GB) *|
|1962||Graham Hill (GB) *||1993||Damon Hill (GB)|
|1963||Jim Clark (GB) *||1994||Damon Hill (GB)|
|1964||John Surtees (GB) *||1995||Damon Hill (GB)|
|1965||Jim Clark (GB) *||1996||Damon Hill (GB) *|
|1966||Jack Brabham (AUS) *||1997||Jacques Villeneuve (CAN) *|
|1967||Denny Hulme (NZ) *||1998||David Coulthard (GB)|
|1968||Graham Hill (GB) *||1999||Eddie Irvine (GB)|
|1969||Jackie Stewart (GB) *||2000||David Coulthard (GB)|
|1970||Denny Hulme (NZ)||2001||David Coulthard (GB)|
|1971||Jackie Stewart (GB) *||2002||David Coulthard (GB)|
|1972||Jackie Stewart (GB)||2003||David Coulthard (GB)|
|1973||Jackie Stewart (GB) *||2004||Jenson Button (GB)|
|1974||Denny Hulme (NZ)||2005||Jenson Button (GB)|
|1975||James Hunt (GB)||2006||Jenson Button (GB)|
|1976||James Hunt (GB) *||2007||Lewis Hamilton (GB)|
|1977||James Hunt (GB)||2008||Lewis Hamilton (GB)*|
|1978||John Watson (GB)||2009||Jenson Button (GB)*|
|1979||Alan Jones (AUS)||2010||Mark Webber (AUS)|
|1980||Alan Jones (AUS) *||2011||Jenson Button (GB)|
|1981||Alan Jones (AUS)||2012||Lewis Hamilton (GB)|
|1982||John Watson (GB)||2013||Lewis Hamilton (GB)|
|1983||John Watson (GB)||2014||Lewis Hamilton (GB)|
|1984||Derek Warwick (GB)||2015||Lewis Hamilton (GB)*|
|1985||Nigel Mansell (GB)||2016||Lewis Hamilton (GB)*|
|1986||Nigel Mansell (GB)||2017||Lewis Hamilton (GB)*|
|1987||Nigel Mansell (GB)||2018||Lewis Hamilton (GB)*|
|1988||Derek Warwick (GB)||2019||Lewis Hamilton (GB)*|
|1989||Nigel Mansell (GB)|
|* denotes World Champion|