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Database start - Driver search - James Hunt


 
James Simon Wallis Hunt, Great Britain
1947-08-29 - 1993-06-15
F1 Career: Monaco 1973 - Monaco 1979

  Races
Wins
Pole
Podiums
FastLaps
Points
92
10
14
22
8
179
       
% Wins
% Poles
% Podiums
% FastLap
Points/Race
 
10,87%
15,22%
23,91%
8,70%
1,95p  
  DriverChampion
1976 McLaren
James Hunt was known as Hunt The Shunt for his many accidents in lower formulas.
Became BBC TV commentator with Murray Walker until his death by a heart attack 1993 at the age of 45. His son Freddie started British F Ford 2007. James brother David Hunt has been the rights-holder of the Team Lotus name. In september 2010 David sold the name Team Lotus to Lotus Racing who started in F1 2010.
Announced his retirement after Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy at Donington.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1979 - 0 #20 Wolf WR7 & 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 -
1978 13 8 #7 McLaren M26 0 0 1 0 0 16 9 1 dsq
1977 5 40 #1 McLaren M23 & M26 3 1 1 6 3 17 8 -
1976 1 69 #11 McLaren M23 6 1 1 8 2 16 5 1 dsq
1975 4 33 #24 Hesketh 308 & 308C 1 3 0 0 1 14 7 -
1974 8 15 #24 March 731 & Hesketh 308 0 0 3 0 0 13 + 2 1 + 8 Both Hesketh Racing
1973 8 14 27 March 731 0 1 1 0 2 7 2 R, 1 dns, Hesketh Racing
Wins    Poles    FastLaps   

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
2013 Movie: Rush . About Hunt and Lauda .
. Doc: Hunt vs Lauda . F1's Greatest Rivals .
1992 Interseries, Div1 35th Crosslé 1 race, Zolder
1990 Formula 1 test . Williams at Paul Ricard
1980-93 F1 commentator BBC 2 . . .
1979 Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy at Donington 2nd Wolf WR8 Non championchip race
. Procar Donington dnf BMW M1 .
. TV: The Plank . brief appearance .
1978 BRDC International Trophy ret McLaren M26 #M26/4 Non championchip race
. Movie: Speed Fever . As himself .
1977 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch winner McLaren M23 #M23/8-2 Non championchip race
. IROC 12th FIA .
1976 Race of Champions winner McLaren M23 #M23/8-2 Non championchip race
. BRDC International Trophy winner McLaren M23 #M23/9 Non championchip race
1975 Swiss GP 7th Hesketh 308 Non championchip race
. BRDC International Trophy ret Hesketh 308 B #308-2 Non championchip race
1974 BRDC International Trophy winner Hesketh 308 #308-1 Non championchip race
. US F5000 . Eagle 3 races
. Laguna Seca Shadow Race 2nd Shadow DN3 .
. Nürburgring 1000Km 4th Gulf Mirage GR7 #701 .
. Race of Champions ret Hesketh 308 #308-1 Non championchip race
. Presidente Medici GP ret March 721G (Hesketh) Non championchip race
1973 Race of Champions 3rd Surtees TS9 B #TS9-006 (Hesketh) Non championchip race
. 6h Paul Ricard 2nd BMW 3.0 CSL .
. 9h Kyalami 2nd Mirage M6 .
. 4h Zandvoort 2nd BMW 3.0 CSL .
. Spa 24 Hours dnf Chevrolet Camaro Z28 .
. Can-Am Laguna Seca dmf Shadow DN2 #DN2-2A .
. Can-Am Road America dns Shadow DN2 .
1972 Formula 2 16th Lord Hesketh’s Dastle team .
. Brazil Formula 2 6th . .
. British Formula 2 6th . .
. Rothmans 50.000 5th March 712M #5 .
1971 Brands Hatch 1000 Kilometres 14th Lola T210 #SL210/11 .
. J Rindt Memorial race, Hockenheim - BRM P160 #P160-03 practiced only (Spare car)
1970 Formula 3 . Lotus 59 2 wins
1969 Formula 3 . Brabham BT21B .
. Formula Ford . Merlyn Mk 11A .
1968 Formula Ford . Russell-Alexis Mk 14 .