Mike Hawthorn

1929 - 1959

Mike Hawthorn

John Michael Hawthorn (10 April 1929 – 22 January 1959) was a British racing driver. He became the United Kingdom's first Formula One World Champion driver in 1958, whereupon he announced his retirement, having been profoundly affected by the death of his teammate and friend Peter Collins two months earlier in the 1958 German Grand Prix. Hawthorn also won the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans, but was haunted by his involvement in the disastrous crash that marred the race. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Hawthorn has received more than 576,933 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 27th most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Mike Hawthorn ranks 27 out of 782Before him are Bruce McLaren, Nigel Mansell, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, Jacky Ickx, and Carlos Reutemann. After him are Roland Ratzenberger, Stirling Moss, Mario Andretti, Helmut Marko, Valentino Rossi, and François Cevert.

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Among people born in 1929, Mike Hawthorn ranks 57Before him are Christa Wolf, Michael Atiyah, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Werner Arber, Milorad Pavić, and Ursula K. Le Guin. After him are Zoltán Czibor, Pierre Brice, Peter L. Berger, Hebe Camargo, Mohamed Al-Fayed, and Gudrun Burwitz. Among people deceased in 1959, Mike Hawthorn ranks 21Before him are Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Errol Flynn, Shirō Ishii, Bohuslav Martinů, and Alfred Schütz. After him are Ettore Majorana, Edward C. Tolman, Mario Lanza, Arthur Cecil Pigou, John Foster Dulles, and Wanda Landowska.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mike Hawthorn ranks 619 out of 5,347Before him are Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Robert Robinson (1886), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Ronald Fisher (1890), and Philip Miller (1691). After him are Osborne Reynolds (1842), Nick Mason (1944), William C. Campbell (1930), E. M. Forster (1879), Eadred (923), and Colin Maclaurin (1698).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Mike Hawthorn ranks 7Before him are James Hunt (1947), Jackie Stewart (1939), Jim Clark (1936), Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), and John Surtees (1934). After him are Stirling Moss (1929), Damon Hill (1960), Mike Hailwood (1940), Tom Pryce (1949), Lewis Hamilton (1985), and Roger Williamson (1948).

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