James Hunt

Great Britain

Auto Racing

B: August 29, 1947
D: June 15, 1993

1976 Formula One World Driving Champion

Hunt was the stereotypical Formula One driver. Talented and gregarious, Hunt typified the playboy image. The son of a stockbroker, Hunt was raised with money and initially studied to be a doctor. He became a race car driver and was given a ride in Formula One in 1973 with Hesketh at the age of 25. He finished second in the season's final grand prix race in Watkins Glen. In 1975, he won his first race in the Netherlands and finished fourth in the overall standings. Racing for Marlboro, Hunt won six races in 1976, en route to the World Driver's Championship. He won three times the following year and finished fifth in the standings. After an 8th place overall finish in 1978, Hunt scored no points in eight races in 1979 and retired from racing. Following his career he became a successful and popular television commentator. Hunt died of a heart attack at his home in Wimbledon in 1993, he was 45 years old.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1975 Preliminary 1
13
6
$1,000
None
1975 European Heat 3
3
38
£1,000
Tennis
1976 UK Final
3
28
£1,000
None
1977 European Heat 1
7
18
N/A
N/A
TOTALS
90
$1,000
+ £2,000
1

PERSONAL BESTS
Tennis

1st

1975 European Heat 3
Weight Lifting - Clean & Jerk
60.0
1975 European Heat 3
1976 UK Final
Shooting
76
1975 European Heat 3
Soccer Penalties (out of 5)
4
1975 European Heat 3
Soccer Test
2 - 1:20.0
1976 UK Final
Bowling
130
1975 Preliminary 1
Shooting (out of 50)
46
1976 UK Final
Rowing
1:26.43
1975 Preliminary 1
Rowing - 150 Meters
57.2
1975 European Heat 3
Kayaking - 125 Meters
53.4
1976 UK Final
100 Yard Dash

11.88

1975 Preliminary 1
100 Meter Dash
13.0
1975 European Heat 3
1976 UK Final
Cycling - 500 Meters
45.7
1976 UK Final
Cycling - 800 Meters
1:52.3
1975 European Heat 3
Bike Race - Half Mile
1:22.62
1975 Preliminary 1
600 Meter Steeplechase
1:41.8
1976 UK Final
Half Mile Run
2:15.60
1975 Preliminary 1
Obstacle Course
44.76
1975 Preliminary 1
Points Scored

6

1975 Preliminary 1
Points Scored (8 of 10 events)
38
1975 European Heat 3


Home | Athlete List