Hawthorn Memorial Trophy

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Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
Awarded for The most successful British or Commonwealth driver in Formula One in a particular year.
Presented by Motor Sports Association
Reward(s) Trophy
First awarded 1959
Currently held by Lewis Hamilton

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.

The current holder is Lewis Hamilton, the 2008, 2014 and 2015 World Drivers' Champion.[2]

History[edit]

Nigel Mansell, the 1992 World Champion, has received the award more times than any other driver, winning it 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.

Winners[edit]

Notes:

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

Multiple winners[edit]

Notes:

Times won Driver
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom David Coulthard
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
4 United Kingdom Damon Hill
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
3 Australia Alan Jones
United Kingdom John Watson
United Kingdom James Hunt
New Zealand Denny Hulme
Australia Jack Brabham
2 United Kingdom Derek Warwick
United Kingdom Graham Hill
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Australia Mark Webber

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Button receives Hawthorn Trophy". racecar.com. 8 July 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2007. 
  2. ^ Gary Chappell (2 July 2015). "Lewis Hamilton takes another swipe at F1 trophies after being named best British driver". Daily Express. Retrieved 6 July 2015.