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James Hunt
Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age

James Hunt Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age


: 29 August 1947


: Virgo


: 15 June 1993


: 45 years

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  • James Simon Wallis Hunt was a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976
Born:29 August 1947 Comment
When did James Hunt die? / Died15 June 1993
How many years did James Hunt live? / Lived45 years
Zodiac sign:Virgo

 James Hunt facts

  • After retiring from racing in 1979, Hunt became a media commentator and businessman
  • Beginning his racing career in touring car racing, Hunt progressed into Formula Three where he attracted the attention of the Hesketh Racing team and was soon taken under their wing
  • Hunt's often reckless and action-packed exploits on track earned him the nickname "Hunt the Shunt", "shunt" being a British racing term that means "crash"
  • Hunt entered Formula One in 1973, driving a March 731 entered by the Hesketh Racing team
  • He went on to win for Hesketh, driving their own Hesketh 308 car, in both World Championship and non-Championship races, before joining the McLaren team at the end of 1975
  • In his first year with McLaren, Hunt won the 1976 World Drivers' Championship, and he remained with the team for a further two years, although with less success, before moving to the Wolf team in early 1979
  • Following a string of races in which he failed to finish, Hunt retired from driving halfway through the 1979 season
  • After retiring from motor racing, he established a career commenting on Grands Prix for the BBC
  • He was known for his tactical knowledge, technical insight, a dry sense of humour and his criticism of drivers who, he believed, were not trying hard enough, which in the process brought him a whole new fanbase
  • Hunt died from a heart attack aged 45

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