Sport: The Road from Farnham

Roaring around the tracks of the world in his flame red Ferrari, Racing Driver Mike Hawthorn, 29, was all that hero-hungry Britons could ask for. His big body hunched in cramped cockpits, his face set in a ferocious scowl, their Mike was a throwback to Battle of Britain fighter pilots -a carefree daredevil with unruly flaxen hair and polka-dot bowtie. In eight lusty years, lead-footed Mike punished cars, survived six serious accidents -and last October became the first world champion in British racing history. Two months later moody Mike abruptly retired from racing, said: "I can't properly explain all the reasons,...

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