Hugh Hamilton (racing driver)
|Hugh Caulfield Hamilton|
|Born||June 18, 1905
|Died||August 26, 1934 (age 29)
Hugh 'Hammy' Caulfield Hamilton (June 18, 1905 - August 26, 1934) was a British racing driver, who was killed in the 1934 Swiss Grand Prix. He was born in in Omagh, in Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It has been said that he was "perhaps the top British driver at that time [before his death]". He raced with Dick Seaman on occasion, and was good friends with him.
|2 x 12 h Brooklands||10.05.1930||Riley Brooklands 9||3|
|2 x 12 h Brooklands||09.05.1931||MG Midget C type||3|
|Tourist Trophey||22.08.1931||MG Midget||DNF|
|1000 mile Brooklands||04.06.1932||MG Midget||DNF|
|Tourist Trophey||20.08.1932||MG Midget C type||DNS|
|500 mile Brooklands||24.09.1932||Bugatti T51||DNF|
|Mille Miglia||09.04.1933||MG Magnette K3||22|
|Tourist Trophey||02.09.1933||MG Midget J4||2|
|1934 Swiss Grand Prix||26.08.1934||Maserati 8CM||Ret|
Hamilton was racing an MG Midget in the 1933 Masaryk Grand Prix, when he crashed, after his waterproof cape blew over his eyes. He seemed to have fully recovered from the three broken ribs and internal injuries which he sustained, which led to his taking up racing again the following year. However, in the 1934 Swiss Grand Prix, Hamilton, driving a Maserati 8CM, crashed into a tree. This occurred after his front left tyre failed around 1500 meters from the finishing point at 150 km/h. This led to his crashing into a fir tree. Two spectators were hurt in the crash.
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