Sunday, 6 November 2016

Mike Hawthorn

This is a photograph taken at Oulton Park at, I think, the British Empire Trophy meeting in April 1956. Not a terribly good photograph, and taken with a Kodak Brownie 127.
It's Mike Hawthorn, destined to become England's first Formula 1 World Champion in 1958 at the wheel of a Ferrari Dino 246. At this British Empire Trophy race he drove a Lotus Eleven and finished in fourth place behind the winner Stirling Moss in a Cooper T39 Bobtail with Colin Chapman in a Lotus Eleven in second place and Roy Salvadori in a Cooper T39 Bobtail in third place.

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