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James Hunt

1947-08-29 - 1993-06-15 (age 45)


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Race of My Life: James Hunt on the 1975 Dutch GP

Ahead of this week's returning Dutch Grand Prix Formula 1 we revisit the 1975 edition of the Zandvoort race, which James Hunt picked as the greatest drive of his F1 career.

Gallery: All McLaren F1 cars since 1966

In 1966 Bruce McLaren founded his Formula 1 team which went on to become a world beater, with 12 drivers’ championships and eight constructors’ titles, via 182 grand prix victories – making it the second most successful squad in history. Here are all of its F1 cars…

Tim Richmond's on-track success fuels Alex Bowman

Alex Bowman can't understand why team owner Rick Hendrick jokingly calls him "Tim Richmond."

33 world champions of Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth Formula 1 title in Mexico, equalling the tally of Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel. But who else have been crowned champion in the past?

On this day: James Hunt’s British GP win that never was

On this day in 1976, a legend was forever etched in motorsport folklore: James Hunt won the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch – but it was a win that he didn’t get to keep for long.

1977 Canadian GP - Gilles Villeneuve’s first race with Ferrari

The 1977 edition of the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix will be remembered for several reasons, good and bad.

Why 40 years on from Fuji, Hunt's title success was a line in the sand for F1

Forty years ago today, Briton James Hunt secured his place in Formula 1 legend with a gritty drive to third place in the rain-hit Japanese Grand Prix.

McLaren celebrates its Formula 1 heroes and history with 50th anniversary campaign – video

An online video film charts some of the pivotal moments in the McLaren's history

The story of Formula 1's first winning Wolf

Walter Wolf's short-lived eponymous Formula 1 team came close to overcoming the odds and taking title glory in its first year. Rene Fagnan sits down with the man behind a team that punched well above its weight.

Defined by competition

To be a champion in iracing is no easy task.

How will the 2014 Formula 1 season be remembered?

From a great rivalry and brand new regulations to the life threatening accident of Jules Bianchi and the financial demise of two teams...how will you look back on 2014?

Autocourse back in time: the Lotus 79

Thanks to Autocourse, the world's leading Grand Prix annual, we're going back in time with this exclusive story Alan Henry wrote about Lotus, Colin Chapman and the teams creation and development of the Lotus 79.

Parallel Lines: The Fittipaldi family

Welcome to a new Motorsport.com series. In this first installment of 'Parallel Lines,' we talked with Emerson, Pietro, and Enzo Fittipaldi.

The lost legend - Tim Richmond

Tim Richmond is NASCAR's forgotten legend, losing his battle with AIDS in 1989.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell complete line-up for Silverstone’s parades

Nigel Mansell and two-times British Grand Prix winner Emerson Fittipaldi are the latest Formula 1® greats confirmed to take part in Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix parades.

Ricciardo qualify top five at Red Bull Ring

Christian Horner: “I think P5 was the maximum we were going to get out of today with Daniel, who extracted everything he could from the car."

Lady Le Mans: Leena Gade ready for third Le Mans win

Women have had a spotted history in Motorsports, but Audi's lead engineer is paving the way for wins on racing's biggest stage.

Should Formula One return to Long Beach?

As the Long Beach city council examines whether to continue with IndyCar or change direction, what would bringing F1 back to the Californian city do to it?

Rush will send you to Silverstone

Want a chance to win a trip to Silverstone, simply by watching the best racing movie in the past few years?

James Hunt to join The Hall of Fame

1976 world champion one of four new inductees for 2014; Hunt family out in force to receive prestigious accolade.

Danica Patrick 'home' game

“I like Charlotte. It’s really nice for the crews because it’s a home race for them."

Go see Rush

Now that Rush is out in theatres, what are people saying about the next racing film?

Why RUSH will succeed

Reviews have not been great but the marketing department is doing its job!

Movies bring rivalries to the fore

Two movies have hit the theaters this summer, and both are worth viewing.

McLaren is 50 today

From a tiny base, the team migrated through various premises in Colnbrook and Woking before settling upon its current site at the McLaren Technology Centre.

F1 film 'Rush' excited sport's experts - Lauda

Some of the sport's leading figures were given a special screening at the Nurburgring

Rene Binder with positive interim results after Monaco

Venezuela GP Lazarus rookie driver, Rene Binder enjoys a rare break from his GP2 commitments but is still excited about his brilliant debut race weekend at the Grand Prix of Monaco.

Ecclestone tells Raikkonen to ditch Hunt tribute

According to reports, Kimi Raikkonen was told to either cover the tribute or revert to his original helmet

2013: Celebrating 50 years of McLaren

On September 2nd 2013, the McLaren Group will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Eric Sidney “Professor Sid” Watkins passes away at the age of 84

Watkins retired on January 20, 2005 from the FIA where he set the standards for all of motor sports safety.

Formula 3 to be celebrated at Cadwell Park

The history of the Formula 3 category will be celebrated at Cadwell Park this Easter when the Historic Sports Car Club organises the Wolds Trophy Meeting at the Lincolnshire venue (Sunday/Monday 24/25 April).

Lotus versus Lotus still undecided

With the heritage of the 'old' Lotus team founded by the late Colin Chapman at stake, both parties Lotus Renault GP and Team Lotus, in this court case also known as 1Malaysia, today headed to Court 61 of London's High Court accompanied by their lawyers, both of them confident the outcome of the summary judgment would favor them. Group Lotus had appealed for a summary judgment to determine whether the case would need a full trial, or whether the facts are so clear the court could provide an immediate judgment today.

Team Lotus principal and owner Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes had predicted the court would not make a decision today, as he believed the case would be too complicated to make a definitive decision during a summary judgment. He was right, Mr Justice Peter Smith has ruled the dispute needs a full trial -- and as soon as possible. He ruled the trial will be on March 21 and the intention is to wrap up the case within ten days. The full trial will address all legal matters concerning both Lotus ...

Renault signs deal with Group Lotus and Proton

Today the Renault Formula One team announced a long-term deal with Group Lotus, the sports car manufacturer owned by Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. French car company Renault have sold their remaining stake in the Renault Formula One team to ...

Lotus' prize-money in doubt due to naming dispute?

The F1 team currently known as Lotus might forgo its official Concorde Agreement prize-money for finishing the 2010 championship in tenth place if it is forced to enter next season with a completely different name. That is the claim of the Finnish ...

Group Lotus has no plans for F1 move yet

Group Lotus has no plans to enter Formula One, despite fighting to prevent its name from being deployed in the category next year. Tony Fernandes' Malaysian-backed Lotus Racing entered F1 this year with its name officially licensed by Lotus Cars, ...

Japanese GP: Cosworth preview

Formula One continues its overseas tour as Suzuka plays host to round 16 of this year's world championship, the Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend. To access Cosworth's PDF preview to the race and to look at the Suzuka Circuit ...

Formula One - On and Off track week 39

Korean Grand Prix again in doubt, Lotus doesn't want Lotus to become Lotus Korean Grand Prix again in doubt Once again doubts have been raised about the Korean Grand Prix, this time FOM executive Bernie Ecclestone was the one to provide food for ...

Proton says Fernandes may not call F1 team 'Lotus'

Malaysian carmaker Proton on Monday vowed to challenge Tony Fernandes' intention to brand his Formula One team 'Team Lotus' in 2011 and beyond. In 2010, airline millionaire Fernandes' new team has been called 'Lotus Racing', with the name ...

Carmaker Lotus entering GP2 with ART team

British sports car maker Lotus is entering F1's main feeder category GP2. Lotus Motorsport, an arm of the Proton-owned Lotus Cars, is entirely separate to Lotus Racing, the new Formula One team headed by Tony Fernandes. Amid reports Group Lotus ...

Chris van der Drift kart event summary

Kart event success kicks off van der Drift fundraising campaign MILTON KEYNES (United Kingdom), September 8, 2010 -- The MIS and Gullwing karting challenge drew hundreds of motorsport stars and fans to Daytona Milton Keynes on Tuesday night -- and ...

Genoa Racing team spotlight - Mark Scott

Who's Who in the Paddock: Genoa Racing's Mark Scott ZIONSVILLE, Ind., May 10 - Fans have come to expect to see international road racers competing in American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron events like the one that will be held at ...

Formula One: On and off track - week 18

Silverstone's new Arena, Subliminal messages, FIA and FOTA plans for the future Silverstone's new Arena Last week FIA Safety and Technical delegate Charlie Whiting visited the Silverstone circuit to inspect the new Arena complex. The 760 meter ...

Brands Hatch: Series practice report

Chilton blitzes Brands FP1 Tom Chilton was more than half a second clear of the rest in this morning's opening Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship practice session around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Chilton's LPG-turbo Team Aon ...

Raikkonen still not ruling out F1 return

Kimi Raikkonen insists he still has not made a decision about returning to Formula One in 2011. After agreeing to end his Ferrari contract a year early late in 2009, the Finn signed on with Red Bull and Citroen and then endured a difficult ...

Grand Prix du Canada news 2010-03-10

Announcing the first support race to the F1 Grand Prix Historic Grand Prix to Showcase an Impressive Field of 30 Authentic Formula One Single-Seaters at the 2010 Grand Prix du Canada on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montréal, March 10, 2010 ...

Ross Brawn receives Sir Malcom Campbell Memorial Trophy

ROSS BRAWN RECEIVES SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL MEMORIAL TROPHY Formula 1 team principal Ross Brawn was the Guest of Honour at the Motor Sports Association's prestigious awards ceremony on Friday 22 January at the Royal Automobile Club in ...

McLaren Mercedes statement on Jenson Button

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes signs reigning World Champion Jenson Button to multi-year deal Sensational double World Champion driver line-up created as Jenson Button joins Lewis Hamilton at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Woking, 18 November 2009: ...