Paul Hawkins (racing driver)
Paul Hawkins ( born October 12, 1937 in Melbourne, Australia, † May 26, 1969 at Oulton Park, England) was an Australian racing driver. His father was an avid motorsport pastor.
Hawkins competed in three Grand Prix races, namely in 1965 in East London at the Grand Prix of South Africa with a Brabham Formula 2 in Monaco and the Grand Prix of Germany. In Monaco, he crashed his private Lotus 33 in the harbor - comparable to the accident by Alberto Ascari - but without getting hurt seriously.
Although Hawkins was announced by the Formula 3 in Europe, he was less than single-seater sports car drivers. He started including in the Ford GT40 and Lola T70. He had in 1967 when he won the Targa Florio along with Rolf Stommelen the Porsche 910, his greatest success.
He died in 1969 at the RAC Tourist Trophy in Iceland Bend, a curve of Circuits at Oulton Park ( GB), after he lost control of his Lola T70GT. The car overturned several times and burnt out.