Lewis Hamilton receives Hawthorn Memorial Trophy

by Paul Hensby

Lewis Hamilton has received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy, to honour him being the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in the 2014 Formula 1 Season.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver won eleven races last season, and took his second World Driver’s Championship crown, with the British driver delighted to have won the trophy, which honours the late Mike Hawthorn, who was tragically killed just months after becoming the 1958 World Champion.

“This trophy is full of class,” reflected Hamilton. “It’s real silverware with a great history and that’s what I race for; this is the best reward you can get for winning.

“It’s real and it’s what you have to show for all your efforts, so I’m very grateful to receive it.”

The trophy was handed out Rob Jones, the Chief Executive of the Motor Sports Association, who was happy to see Hamilton pick up the award, adding that he hoped the Briton could deliver a ‘dream result’ for the British fans this weekend at Silverstone.

“It was a real pleasure to present Lewis with the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy once again, particularly as he is so appreciative of the history of British motor sports,” said Jones. “Mike Hawthorn was Britain’s first F1 champion and Lewis is the latest, with eight more in between.

“We now look forward to a great British Grand Prix weekend and hope Lewis will deliver another dream result for the tens of thousands of British fans at Silverstone.”

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