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 14,050 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Paul Hawkins is the 589th most popular racing driver (down from 405th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from Australia and the 11th most popular Australian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Paul Hawkins ranks 589 out of 888Before him are Noritake Takahara, Doug Serrurier, Christian Klien, Patrick Gaillard, Arthur Owen, and Frank Gardner. After him are Walt Faulkner, Julian Bailey, David Walker, Carlos Checa, Sakon Yamamoto, and Ian Raby.

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Among people born in 1937, Paul Hawkins ranks 415Before him are Peter Cook, Charles Dumas, David Del Tredici, Bessie Head, Michael Jeffery, and Héctor Facundo. After him are Marlo Thomas, Robert Paul, Benjamin Whitrow, Farooq Abdullah, Isabelle Daniels, and Donald Dewar. Among people deceased in 1969, Paul Hawkins ranks 179Before him are Natalie Talmadge, Walter Hagen, Pauline Bush, Erkki Kataja, Leonard Chess, and André Gaboriaud. After him are Commodore Cochran, Fred Hampton, Tom Mboya, Josh White, Richard Allen, and Frank Loesser.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Paul Hawkins ranks 308 out of 790Before him are Josip Šimunić (1978), Joseph Lyons (1879), Peter McNamara (1955), Michael Jeffery (1937), Xavier Samuel (1983), and Frank Gardner (1931). After him are Mark Viduka (1975), Robert H. McNaught (1956), Ken Fletcher (1940), David Walker (1941), John McEwen (1900), and Robert Helpmann (1909).

Among RACING DRIVERS In Australia

Among racing drivers born in Australia, Paul Hawkins ranks 11Before him are Mick Doohan (1965), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), Casey Stoner (1985), Ken Kavanagh (1923), Vern Schuppan (1943), and Frank Gardner (1931). After him are David Walker (1941), Paul England (1929), Troy Bayliss (1969), Larry Perkins (1950), Warwick Brown (1949), and Chris Vermeulen (1982).