Remembering a bona fide F1 dandy

Hawthorn Look back

1958 F1 world champion Mike Hawthorn tragically lost his life in a car crash on this date 57 years ago. The Briton is remembered as a well-groomed dandy, often wearing a bow tie behind the wheel. Six months before his death, he had become the UK’s first title winner by powering his Ferrari 246 to a second-place finish at the Moroccan Grand Prix in Casablanca. Hawthorn only won one race that year - in France - but his consistency allowed him to pip Stirling Moss, who claimed four victories but suffered as many retirements.