Lewis Hamilton received the prestigious Hawthorn Memorial Trophy from MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones at Silverstone today (Saturday 15 July) ahead of tomorrow’s British Grand Prix.
The Hawthorn Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in the previous year’s FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship. It was first presented by the Hawthorn family in memory of Mike Hawthorn, who became Britain's first F1 champion in 1958 but tragically died a year later.
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Hamilton won 10 grands prix in 2016, finishing second in the championship, just five points behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. His victories included a fourth win on home soil at Silverstone.
Rob Jones said: “This is the sixth time that Lewis has won the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy and it has been a real pleasure to present him with it for the third year in a row. We look forward to tomorrow’s race and hope Lewis can deliver another dream result in front of the tens of thousands of British fans at Silverstone.”
Hamilton will aim for his fifth British Grand Prix win tomorrow. In today’s qualifying session he matched Jim Clark’s record of five pole positions at Silverstone and is now just one pole behind Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68.
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