Partnered by Dutch racer Ricardo van der Ende in the European championship and fellow Scotsman Daniel McKay in the British series, Finlay delivered star performances throughout the year despite a variety of issues and difficulties not of his making.
Taking two dominant wins in Europe, a history making one at Misano in Italy – the first ever for McLaren in the category – and another at the Nurburgring in Germany, he ended the season fourth in the championship and also celebrated two other podium finishes along the way.
In British GT4, Finlay rounded off the season with a long-awaited maiden victory during the championship finale at Donington Park.
Taking another podium finish a couple of months prior at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Finlay concluded the campaign eighth in the standings.
Before focusing on his GT4 programme, the Scottish teenager began 2018 with a visit to the United Arab Emirates for the annual Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai.
Having won the TCR class in the twice-round-the-clock encounter the year before, Finlay made his GT3 debut in the A6/AM Class and took a podium finish at the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette.
Additionally, he has made selected outings in the VLN Endurance Championship at the notorious Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany where Finlay secured his VLN A permit which now enables him to compete in the world-renowned 24 Hour race at the track famously known as the ‘Green Hell.’
Finlay concludes 2018 with an outing in the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA ‘Classic 24 Hour Race’ in Florida, USA, in November with Steven Davison in a 1962 Lightweight Jaguar E-Type.
In December, he will contest the GT4 international Cup – which forms part of the Bahrain GT Festival in the Kingdom of Bahrain – with Matt Nicoll-Jones in a McLaren 570S.
Hutchison will round out his busy 2017 season with two more Endurance races - this time with the HTP Mercedes-AMG squad.
He will be competing in the 24 Hours Circuit of the Americas Event, before ending the season with the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Raceway in December - again with HTP Mercedes-AMG