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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. Read More »