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James Hunt
James Hunt 1978.jpg
Hunt in the at Brands Hatch wi McLaren M26
Born 29 August 1947(1947-08-29)
Dee'd 15 Juin 1993(1993-06-15) (aged 45)
Formula Ane Warld Championship career
Naitionality Unitit Kinrick Breetish
Active years 1973-1979
Teams Hesketh, McLaren, Wolf
Entries 93 (92 starts)
Championships 1 (1976)
Wins 10
Podiums 23
Career pynts 179
Powl poseetions 14
Festest laps 8
First entry 1973 Monaco Grand Prix
First win 1975 Dutch Grand Prix
Last win 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
Last entry 1979 Monaco Grand Prix

James Simon Wallis Hunt (29 August 1947 – 15 Juin 1993)[1] wi a British racing driver for England who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. Hunt's eften action packed exploits on the track earned him the nickname "Hunt the Shunt." Efter retiring frae drivin, Hunt became a media commentator an businessman. Never again tae tak racing too seriously, Hunt endeared racing tae the British public wi his charisma an chairm, in the process bringin a whole new fan base tae the sport of Formula One.

Beginnin his racing career in touring car racing, Hunt progressed intae Formula Three whaur he attracted the attention o the Hesketh Racing team an wis suin taken unner thair withng. Hunt entered Formula One in 1973, drivin a March 731 entered bi the Hesketh Racing team. He went on tae win for Hesketh, drivin thair ain Hesketh 308 car, in baith World Championship an non-Championship races, afore joining the McLaren team at the end of 1975. In his first year wi McLaren, Hunt won the World Drivers' Championship, an he remained wi the team for a further twa years, awtho wi less success, afore muivin tae the Wolf team in early 1979. Housomeivver, follaein a string of races in which he failed tae finish, Hunt retired frae drivin hauf way throu the 1979 season.

He is latterly remembered for his commentary career for the BBC, which he teuk up follaein his retirement an maintained till his daith in 1993.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[eedit | eedit soorce]

(key) (Races in bauld indicate pole poseetion, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Ingine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Pts.
1973 Hesketh Racing March 731 Ford V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON
9
SWE FRA
6
GBR
4
NED
3
GER AUT
Ret
ITA
DNS
CAN
7
USA
2
8t 14
1974 Hesketh Racing March 731 Ford V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
9
8t 15
Hesketh 308 Ford V8 RSA
Ret
ESP
10
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
SWE
3
NED
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
3
ITA
Ret
CAN
4
USA
3
1975 Hesketh Racing Hesketh 308B Ford V8 ARG
2
BRA
6
RSA
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
SWE
Ret
NED
1
FRA
2
GBR
4
GER
Ret
AUT
2
4t 33
Hesketh 308C Ford V8 ITA
5
USA
4
1976 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford V8 BRA
Ret
RSA
2
USW
Ret
ESP
1
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
SWE
5
FRA
1
GBR
DSQ
GER
1
AUT
4
NED
1
ITA
Ret
CAN
1
USA
1
JPN
3
1st 69
1977 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
2
RSA
4
USA
7
MON
Ret
5t 40
McLaren M26 Ford V8 ESP
Ret
BEL
7
SWE
12
FRA
3
GBR
1
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
1
CAN
Ret
JPN
1
1978 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M26 Ford V8 ARG
4
BRA
Ret
RSA
Ret
USW
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
ESP
6
SWE
8
FRA
3
GBR
Ret
GER
DSQ
AUT
Ret
NED
10
ITA
Ret
USA
7
CAN
Ret
13t 8
1979 Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing Wolf WR7 Ford V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
Ret
RSA
8
ESP
Ret
NC 0
Wolf WR8 Ford V8 USW
Ret
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "DRIVER: Hunt, James". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-11-04. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sportin poseetions
Precedit bi
Jackie Stewart
BRDC International Trophy winner
1974
Succeedit bi
Niki Lauda
Precedit bi
Niki Lauda
BRDC International Trophy winner
1976
Succeedit bi
Keke Rosberg
Precedit bi
Niki Lauda
Formula Ane Warld Champion
1976
Succeedit bi
Niki Lauda
Precedit bi
Tom Pryce
Brands Hatch Race o Champions winner
1976-1977
Succeedit bi
Gilles Villeneuve
Awairds an achievements
Precedit bi
Denny Hulme
en:Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
1975-1977
Succeedit bi
John Watson

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