Mike Hawthorn was the first of the gilded generation of
British post-War drivers to wear the laurels of a World Champion.
Flamboyant and fast, Hawthorn was naturally drawn to the
bright red Ferraris which started to dominate the Grand Prix scene of the
Alongside friend and teammate Peter Collins, Hawthorn was a
dominant force in the ’58 season but, despite winning the Championship he
retired after the Collins’ death at the German GP.
This is the story of a meteoric career told through rare
archive footage, interviews and expert narration.