Terry Hawkin

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Terry Hawkin
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png British
Born 1 September, 1998
Southend-on-Sea, England
ARWS
Debut Season 2018
Latest Season 2019
Current Team Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Fusion Lotto Racing
Car Number 1
Former Teams N/A
Races 33 (33 starts)
Championships 1 (2018)
Victories 6
Podiums 11
Points 98
Pole Positions 6
Fastest Laps 8
First Race 2018 Australian Grand Prix
First Victory 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Last Victory 2018 Japanese Grand Prix
Last Race 2019 Chinese Grand Prix (Ongoing)
Best Finish 1st (2018)
F2RWRS
Debut Season 2014
Latest Season 2017
Current Team Unattached
Car Number N/A
Former Teams Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet ENB
Flag of Italy svg.png/Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Scuderia Jones Italia
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jones Racing
Races 43 (42 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 4
Podiums 15
Points 158
Pole Positions 2
Fastest Laps 3
First Race 2014 F2RWRS Monaco Grand Prix
First Victory 2014 F2RWRS FedEx 100
Last Victory 2017 F2RWRS North Sea Grand Prix
Last Race 2017 F2RWRS Macau Grand Prix
Best Finish 3rd (2017)


Terry Hawkin (born 1st September 1998 in Southend-on-Sea, England) is an English racing driver, currently driving for Fernando Alonso Speed Team (FAST) in Formula One. Formerly of the AutoReject World Series, Hawkin is the third driver to win the ARWS title during their first season, the only other two drivers to hold this distinction being Gary Cameron and Mark Dagnall.

Early career

Karting and Formula Ford (2006-2013)

Hawkin began his motorsport career as many other young drivers do, entering into the fiercely competitive world of karting in 2006, aged 7, and having won a number of races and featured prominently, he was picked up by Sammy Jones who offered to assist Hawkin with a step up to Formula Ford at the end of 2011. Two successful years in Formula Ford followed, with race wins and 2nd place in the 2013 championship resulting in Jones immediately promoting the young Englishman into the first seat of his newly-created Jones Racing F3RWRS team for 2014.

F3RWRS, F2RWRS and IFRC (2014-2017)

2014 would be something of a baptism of fire for Hawkin. He was partnered with Belgian Eric Swerts at Jones Racing and following two steady weekends, the Briton found himself called up to replace Laurent Seron in F2RWRS. Seron had been injured in a horrifying accident at the first race of the F2RWRS season at Turkey and while Seron's boss Tony Gillet was initially going to promote Swerts, the Belgian's underwhelming start to the F3RWRS season meant Gillet gave the nod to Hawkin to make the step up instead. Terry would subsequently drive for the Gillet team for the next four races until Seron had returned to fitness, and in that time surprised everyone with two third place finishes, and retired while on course for victory in Britain. The spell in F2RWRS meant Hawkin had missed the F3RWRS British round at Brands Hatch, but he returned for the remaining four rounds of the season. After a superb weekend in Germany, Hawkin was offered the chance to return to F2RWRS with Scuderia Jones Italia and he took it, deciding to dovetail the two series for the remainder of the year. A long break in the F3RWRS schedule was filled with four F2RWRS races for Hawkin in which he claimed two further third place finishes. From there, Hawkin was replaced by Irishman Connor O'Heagan so that Terry remained eligible for the final two F3RWRS rounds. A messy weekend in China meant the title was all but out of Hawkin's hands at the final race at Surfers Paradise but he took the win nonetheless and finished second overall in the championship, two points behind winner Tomo Kazama. With F3RWRS done, Hawkin could return to F2RWRS for the final race on the calender, the FedEx 100 which he won in emphatic fashion as part of a Jones Italia 1-2 finish with Marco Bizzarri in second place. Following his impressive performances, Hawkin was rewarded with appearances at the two F1RWRS non-championship races at the end of 2014. At the World 800 he finished third in a Jones 1-2-3 but retired from the Luxembourg GP.

With nothing left to prove in F3RWRS, Sammy Jones took the decision to immediately promote Hawkin into his new F2RWRS team for 2015. In a much more straightforward year for Terry he was able to settle into the series with no distractions but failed to cause as much of a stir as in 2014. Nevertheless he achieved a string of points finishes, highlighted by third places in South Africa and Holland, and a second win in the series, this time in Belgium. Ironically, despite it being his first full year in the championship, Hawkin finished one place lower, seventh, than he did in 2014 when he finished sixth overall. In his second appearance at the World 800 non-championship F1RWRS race Terry couldn't replicate his 2014 form and would retire from the race. Going into 2016, the initial anticipation was for Hawkin to stay in F2RWRS for another year and launch a proper title assault, but following rule changes in the off-season, Jones moved his protege across to the International Formula Reject Challenge for 2016 which appeared to be a better prospect. The decision proved to be a shrewd one as despite a slow start, with no points until the sixth race, Hawkin was then off the podium on just four occasions for the remainder of the season. With a total of six wins and 163 points, he sealed the title in style, his first ever championship victory in his career.

Following his success, Hawkin was keen to make the step up to the premier class in 2017, but Jones felt it was too soon and moved him back into F2RWRS which had resolved its problems and presented an attractive prospect for young drivers once again. Alongside fellow talent Nick Nurmester, Hawkin enjoyed another successful year but was ultimately beaten into third place overall by Nurmester and eventual champion Dan Greenlaw. There were still two wins, in Austria and at the North Sea GP, on top of a number of other podium finishes, but it wasn't the result Hawkin wanted. Despite missing out on the championship, it was clear he had achieved everything he could in the lower formulae, but with no space at Jones' ARWS team, a spot was found at the up-and-coming Fusion team, going into their second season.

ARWS career

Fusion (2018-present)

Hawkin made his debut in ARWS at the age of nineteen, but on the back of his impressive junior category career he was expected to do well. Signed to the Fusion team as there was no room at Jones, Hawkin surpassed all of the expectations placed upon him as he won four of the first seven races of the year. The Fusion car proved to be one of the best in the field, with Hawkin's main opposition coming from the two MRT drivers of Phillippe Nicolas and Alberto Cara. Following the Moroccan GP, Sammy Jones severed all ties with Hawkin after the two were involved in a very public spat relating to on-track incidents between Jones driver Mark Dagnall and Fusion drivers Hawkin and Fredo Mestolio. With Jones out of the picture, it meant Hawkin would manage his own affairs from this point on.

Racing record

Career summary

Year Series Team Position
2012 British Formula Ford JTR with Jones Racing 7th
2013 British Formula Ford JTR with Jones Racing 2nd
2014 F3RWRS Jones Racing 2nd
F2RWRS Group Lotus Professional Ecurie Nationale Belge - Gillet 6th
Scuderia Jones Italia
2015 F2RWRS Castrol Jones Racing 7th
2016 IFRC Jones Racing 1st
2017 F2RWRS Pacific Rim Cup National Jones Ford Juniors 1st
F2RWRS National Jones Ford Juniors 3rd
2018 ARWS Coca Cola Fusion Infiniti 1st
2019 ARWS Fusion Lotto Racing 7th

Complete F3RWRS results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2014 Jones Racing JR-300 VW 2.0 TFSI AUS USA GBR GER BEL CHN SUR 2nd 76
4 13 4 7 19 10 1 2 1 3 21 10 4 Ret X 1

Complete F2RWRS results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2014 Group Lotus Professional Ecurie Nationale Belge - Gillet Lola F2-14 BMW P87/14 TUR MON
Ret
FRA
3
GBR
15†
AUT
3
GER
NED
6th 35
Scuderia Jones Italia BEL
Ret
HUN
3
CZE
Ret
ITA
8
POR
3
ESP
CAN
USA
1
2015 Castrol Jones Racing Lola F2-15 Aston Martin AM-88 TAS
7
RSA
3
TUR
DNPQ
MON
5
FRA
Ret
GBR
14†
GER
9
NED
3
BEL
1
POR
5
ITA
6
SIN
7
JPN
16†
USA
7
100
Ret
7th 40
2017 National Jones Ford Juniors Lola B17/50 Ford XRF2B AUS
2
MAL
2
GBR
3
ITA
21
AUT
1
CAN
8
QUE
4
USA
5
NED
4
GER
2
NSE
1
RSA
8
BEL
15
MON
12
MOR
2
JAP
Ret
MAC
4
3rd 83

Complete F2RWRS Pacific Rim Cup results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 DC Points
2017 National Jones Ford Juniors Lola B17/50 Ford XRF2B PEN
2
SIN
5
SUZ
2
LAG
2
1st 31

Complete IFRC results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2016 Jones Racing Lola B06/51 Ford-Cosworth 3.0 V8 AUS
HEA

Ret
AUS
FEA
Ret
MEX
HEA
Ret
MEX
FEA
DNQ
FRA
HEA
11
FRA
FEA
2
GBR
HEA

2
GBR
FEA
Ret
ITA
HEA

2
ITA
FEA
21†
USA
HEA

1
USA
FEA
Ret
GER
HEA
3
GER
FEA
3
NED
HEA

3
NED
FEA

1
FIN
HEA

1
FIN
FEA

2
BEL
HEA

1
BEL
FEA

1
CZE
HEA

1
CZE
FEA
2
JPN
HEA
12
JPN
FEA
2
1st 163

Complete AutoReject World Series results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2018 Coca Cola Fusion Infiniti Fusion CL1/18 Infiniti RSXXII AUS
13†
NSW
6
ITA
1
MAR
Ret
CAL
1
USA
1
CAN
1
GBR
2
AUT
6
GER
Ret
SCA
1
BEL
2
MON
Ret
RSA
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
JPN
1
CHN
EX
1st 76
2019 Fusion Lotto Racing Fusion CL1/19 Renault RSXXII-19 AUS
Ret
NSW
7
KIN
Ret
ITA
Ret
MAR
EX
CAN
Ret
500
Ret
GBR
8
AUT
Ret
GER
4
SCA
EX
BEL
Ret
MON
2
RSA
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
2
JPN
Ret
CHN
3†
7th 22

Complete Formula One Grand Prix results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 DC Points
2022 Wall's Fernando Alonso Speed Team FAST FA-04 BMW iF1.22 AUS
9
NZL
8
ARG
Ret
IND
10
BHR
8
CYP
Ret
GER
9
VEN
9
PHI
FRA
GBR
HUN
PAR
ITA
BEL
RUS
SIN
ABU
CHN
14th* 13*

* Season still in progress.
† Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Sporting Accolades
Preceded by:
None
F2RWRS Pacific Rim Cup Champion
2017
Succeeded by:
None
Preceded by:
Marcel Agyemang-Badu
2015
IFRC Champion
2016
Succeeded by:
Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen
2017
Preceded by:
None
Tom Walkinshaw Memorial Trophy
2014
Succeeded by:
Eric Swerts
2015
Preceded by:
Thomas De Bock (F1RWRS)
2017
AutoReject World Series Champion
2018
Succeeded by:
Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen
2019