Stanley Michael Bailey "Mike" Hailwood (born 2 April 1940 in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom – died 23 March 1981 near Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom[1]) was a British motorcycle rider and racing driver. He is considered to be one of best motorcycle riders of all time, but failed to repeat his successes on four wheels.

Starting out on bikes, Hailwood won nine titles (3 at 250 cc, 2 at 350 cc and 4 at 500 cc) before stopping competitive riding after 1967. Hailwood starting racing in F1 for Reg Parnell Racing (in a Lotus) in 1963 and completed a full season in 1964 (scoring one point), before concentrating on two wheels after the 1965 Monaco Grand Prix.

Returning to World Championship races for Surtees at the 1971 Italian Grand Prix, Hailwood had a good race, leading five laps and finishing fourth. In 1972, Hailwood retired often but scored his first podium in Italy. A disappointing season followed in 1973, and Hailwood was enjoying a much more successful 1974 season when he retired after injuring himself at the German Grand Prix.


Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Italics denotes non-championship races only.

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1963 Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-Climax
Lola-Climax
0 NC Report
1964 Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM
Lotus-Climax
1 21st Report
1965 Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM 0 NC Report
1969 Paul Hawkins
Epstein-Cuthbert Racing
Lola-Chevrolet (F5000) N/A
1970 Epstein-Cuthbert Racing Lola-Chevrolet (F5000) N/A
1971 Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth 3 18th Report
Surtees-Chevrolet (F5000)
1972 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth 13 8th Report
1973 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1974 Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth 12 11th Report

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 53
Starts 49
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 2
Fastest laps 1
Points 29
Laps Raced 2180
Distance Raced 10457 km (6498 mi)
Races Led 1
Laps Led 5
Distance Led 29 km (18 mi)

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
1963 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 0 NC
8th 10th
1964 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 1 21st
6th 12th 8th Ret Ret 8th Ret 8th 16th
1965 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 0 NC
Ret
19661970: Did not compete in Championship events
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 3 18th
4th 15th
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 13 8th
Ret Ret Ret 4th 6th Ret Ret 4th 2nd 17th
1973 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 14th 10th 7th 9th Ret
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 12 11th
4th 5th 3rd 9th 7th Ret Ret 4th 7th Ret 15th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Hailwood died two days after a road accident in Portway, Warwickshire; his death was in a Birmingham hospital.

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