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The Hawthorn Memorial Trophy is a motorsport award given to the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in Formula One. It has been awarded annually since 1959 to the driver that finishes highest in that year's championship.[1] The trophy is named after 1958 World Champion Mike Hawthorn, the first British World Champion, who died in 1959 in a road traffic accident. The trophy is often presented to the winning driver during the weekend of the following year's British Grand Prix.

Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
Awarded forThe most successful British or Commonwealth driver in Formula One in a particular year.
Presented byMotor Sports Association
Reward(s)Trophy
First awarded1959
Currently held byLewis Hamilton

The current holder is Lewis Hamilton, who won the award for a record eighth time in 2018.[2]

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HistoryEdit

Lewis Hamilton has won the award a record eight times, ranging from 2007 to 2018.[2] His eighth trophy in 2018 surpassed Nigel Mansell, the 1992 World Champion, who won the trophy seven times in the space of eight years between 1985 and 1992. The only instance of the award not going to the highest placed British or Commonwealth driver was in 1979, when the trophy was given to Alan Jones instead of Gilles Villeneuve. Villeneuve had finished runner-up in the championship, one place ahead of Jones in third. The least successful driver in any one year to win the award was Jenson Button in 2005, who only finished ninth in that year's championship.

WinnersEdit

Notes:

Year Winner WDC
1959   Jack Brabham 1st
1960   Jack Brabham (2) 1st
1961   Stirling Moss 3rd
1962   Graham Hill 1st
1963   Jim Clark 1st
1964   John Surtees 1st
1965   Jim Clark (2) 1st
1966   Jack Brabham (3) 1st
1967   Denny Hulme 1st
1968   Graham Hill (2) 1st
1969   Jackie Stewart 1st
1970   Denny Hulme (2) 4th
1971   Jackie Stewart (2) 1st
1972   Jackie Stewart (3) 2nd
1973   Jackie Stewart (4) 1st
1974   Denny Hulme (3) 7th
1975   James Hunt 4th
1976   James Hunt (2) 1st
1977   James Hunt (3) 5th
1978   John Watson 6th
1979   Alan Jones 3rd
1980   Alan Jones (2) 1st
1981   Alan Jones (3) 3rd
1982   John Watson (2) 3rd
1983   John Watson (3) 6th
1984   Derek Warwick 7th
1985   Nigel Mansell 6th
1986   Nigel Mansell (2) 2nd
1987   Nigel Mansell (3) 2nd
1988   Derek Warwick (2) 8th
1989   Nigel Mansell (4) 4th
1990   Nigel Mansell (5) 5th
1991   Nigel Mansell (6) 2nd
1992   Nigel Mansell (7) 1st
1993   Damon Hill 3rd
1994   Damon Hill (2) 2nd
1995   Damon Hill (3) 2nd
1996   Damon Hill (4) 1st
1997   Jacques Villeneuve 1st
1998   David Coulthard 3rd
1999   Eddie Irvine 2nd
2000   David Coulthard (2) 3rd
2001   David Coulthard (3) 2nd
2002   David Coulthard (4) 5th
2003   David Coulthard (5) 7th
2004   Jenson Button 3rd
2005   Jenson Button (2) 9th
2006   Jenson Button (3) 6th
2007   Lewis Hamilton 2nd
2008   Lewis Hamilton (2) 1st
2009   Jenson Button (4) 1st
2010   Mark Webber 3rd
2011   Jenson Button (5) 2nd
2012   Lewis Hamilton (3) 4th
2013   Mark Webber (2) 3rd
2014   Lewis Hamilton (4) 1st
2015   Lewis Hamilton (5) 1st
2016   Lewis Hamilton (6) 2nd
2017   Lewis Hamilton (7) 1st
2018   Lewis Hamilton (8) 1st

Multiple winnersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Button receives Hawthorn Trophy". racecar.com. 8 July 2007. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Hamilton breaks Hawthorn Trophy record". Motor Sports Association. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.