James Hunt

James Hunt

James Simon Wallis Hunt, "Superstar". Born on August 29th, 1947, he was a British racing driver who won the Drivers’ Championship in 1976.

Hunt beat Ferrari’s Niki Lauda in the 1976 World Championship by one point, in what’s regarded as one of F1’s best rivalries. Hunt won a total 10 times in his career, with 23 podiums, 14 pole positions and 8 fastest laps.

He retired from motor racing halfway through the 1979 season, and became a media commentator for the BBC. He was known for his knowledge, insights, dry sense of humor and criticism of drivers.

Hunt was a man who lived life off the track as fast as he drove on it, and got it all: glamour, women, drinks and the world championship.

Memorable quote

"To hell with safety. All I want to do is race"

“James packed more into his 45 years than most people cram into 90” - Murray Walker