Paul Hawkins

1937 - 1969

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Robert Paul Hawkins (12 October 1937 – 26 May 1969) was an Australian motor racing driver. The son of a racing motorcyclist-turned-church minister, Hawkins was a capable single-seater driver but really made his mark as an outstanding sports car competitor driving Ford GT40s and Lola T70s. In 1969 Hawkins was included in the FIA list of graded drivers, an elite group of 27 drivers who by their achievements were rated the best in the world.Hawkins was hugely popular and known as Hawkeye; the son of a gentleman of the cloth, he was a colourful character with a wide colourful vocabulary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Hawkins has received more than 20,627 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Paul Hawkins is the 657th most popular racing driver (down from 630th in 2019), the 356th most popular biography from Australia (down from 307th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Australian Racing Driver.

Memorability Metrics

  • 21k

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  • 42.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Paul Hawkins by language

Over the past year Paul Hawkins has had the most page views in the with 3,420 views, followed by German (1,443), and Italian (1,322). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Croatian (56.85%), Slovenian (49.12%), and Catalan (25.96%)


Among racing drivers, Paul Hawkins ranks 657 out of 1,080Before him are Ian Raby, Kenny Acheson, John Cannon, Jari-Matti Latvala, Archie Scott Brown, and Eric Brandon. After him are Masami Kuwashima, Tony Gaze, Rudolf Krause, Jack McGrath, Colin Davis, and Graham McRae.

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Among people born in 1937, Paul Hawkins ranks 508Before him are Maria Teresa Horta, Franco De Piccoli, Archibald MacKinnon, Charles Dumas, Mario Bergara, and Tatyana Talysheva. After him are Donald Dewar, Francis George, Arturo Chaires, Yury Sisikin, Bob Schul, and Dee Palmer. Among people deceased in 1969, Paul Hawkins ranks 236Before him are Walter Hagen, Márton Homonnai, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Charles Brackett, Zheng Junli, and Harry Mallin. After him are Gaston Strobino, Katsutoshi Naito, Pauline Bush, Alan Mowbray, Martita Hunt, and Miles Malleson.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Paul Hawkins ranks 356 out of 1,143Before him are Rob Bailey (1953), Gordon George Avery (1925), Liam McIntyre (1982), Barry Otto (1941), Edward Duyker (1955), and Edward Clancy (1923). After him are Brenton Thwaites (1989), Tony Gaze (1920), Robert Hughes (1938), Warwick Brown (1949), Essie Davis (1970), and Joan Hartigan (1912).

Among RACING DRIVERS In Australia

Among racing drivers born in Australia, Paul Hawkins ranks 12Before him are Daniel Ricciardo (1989), Wayne Gardner (1959), Casey Stoner (1985), Ken Kavanagh (1923), Vern Schuppan (1943), and Frank Gardner (1931). After him are Tony Gaze (1920), Warwick Brown (1949), Troy Bayliss (1969), David Walker (1941), Oscar Piastri (2001), and Paul England (1929).