Archie was born into a racing family and knew from an early age that he wanted to race. Duncan Hamilton (‘Papa’) was Archie’s grandfather, and winner of the Le Mans epic in 1953 co-driving a works C-Type Jaguar with Tony Rolt. Archie’s father is Adrian Hamilton who succeeded Duncan in the family business which sells and brokers historic competition cars. Adrian is no stranger to being in the driving seat, having raced a GT40 himself.
Archie started driving competitively at the age of 11 in karts, progressing to cars five years later, in 2007, when he won on his Formula Ford debut at Silverstone. In the following four seasons, Archie drove in Formula Renault and the Porsche Carrera Cup championships as well as a variety of supplementary drives to extend his experience in different formulas. In 2010 Archie took a podium finish at the Le Mans circuit in the Porsche Carrera Cup race supporting the 24 Hour race, a major step towards his ultimate dream. 2011 saw Archie return to Formula Renault to hone his racing skills in preparation for his switch to endurance racing. In 2012, Archie raced in the International GT Open series (claiming third place, winning three races and 10 podiums) in a Porsche GT3R. Archie also raced in the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, finishing fourth and Archie won the Baku City Challenge driving for Konrad Motorsport in a Porsche Super Cup car.
During 2013 Archie entered the International GT Open in a GT2 Porsche RSR, claiming one pole position and one podium and he made his debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours (60 years after his Grandfather won the same race).
For details on Archie’s 2014 campaign please see his website, www.archiehamiltonracing.com.