The world of motorsport is in mourning. MINI commemorates Paddy Hopkirk, one of the great sportsmen.
Munich, July 25, 2022. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, British motorsport idol Patrick Barron Hopkirk MBE passed away peacefully in Buckinghamshire. Born in Belfast on April 14, 1933, Paddy – as he was affectionately known - began a fast-paced career as a racing driver in the 1950s. The world of motorsport and the MINI community mourn an important figure from within the industry.