|Years||1952 - 1958|
|Team(s)||LD Hawthorn, AHM Bryde, Ferrari, Vanwall, BRM|
|First race||1952 Belgian Grand Prix|
|First win||1953 French Grand Prix|
|Last win||1958 French Grand Prix|
|Last race||1958 Moroccan Grand Prix|
He was the winner of the 1958 Formula One Championship. With only one win that year against four wins of Stirling Moss, he benefited from the gentlemanship of Moss at the Portuguese Grand Prix of Porto, after being disqualified for pushing his car, against the rules. Moss interceded and so Hawthorn could keep his second place in Porto, that contributed to his win in the championship only one point ahead of Moss. After winning the title, Hawthorn immediately announced his retirement from Formula One.
In 1955, Hawthorn was the winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans race, despite being involved in the horrible crash that killed 80 spectators.
In Farnham, the town where he lived up to the time of his death, there is a street named after him, Mike Hawthorn Drive (off Dogflud Way).