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Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Paul Hawkins. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

12 Oct 1937
Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria

Died:

26 May 1969
Oulton Park, Cheshire, England

Nationality:

Australia

Grands Prix:

3 (1965)

Killed in the Tourist Trophy race at Oulton Park. A tough, rugged, blunt chap who raced anything and everything for the sheer love of the sport, 'Hawkeye' is best remembered for his sportscar prowess and for surviving a crash into Monaco's harbour during a Grand Prix. He won the 1967 Targa Florio and was also a winner in sportscars and the South African F1 series. Hawkins had a reputation as a safe driver who got interested in the sport as his father raced motorcycles for a short while. Paul moved to England in 1960 with hardly any money to his name, but he secured a job as a mechanic with Healey which sustained his emigration and also advanced his racing career at the same time.

Biography last updated 19 Dec 2015