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 eleven 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 has driven in Formula Renault and Porsche Carrera Cup championships and 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 is racing in the International GT Open series in a Porsche and in the Aston Martin support race at Le Mans.