Wednesday, April 13, 2016

James Hunt: a celebration of the most charismatic man ever in formula 1

James Hunt: a celebration of the most charismatic man ever in formula 1



It is 40 years since James Hunt beat Niki Lauda to the 1976 World Championship title in Japan, winning by one point and settling one of the fiercest duels in Formula 1 history.

This year the Festival of Speed will be celebrating Hunt, a motoring legend, full of charm, determination and desire to win, once described by Lauda as ‘the most charismatic personality there has ever been in Formula 1’, and the embodiment of the 2016 theme, “Full Throttle: The Endless Pursuit of Power”.

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Examples of every significant car Hunt raced during his career will be here on the hallowed ground of Goodwood House, including the Surtees, Hesketh, McLaren and Wolf cars he raced in Formula 1, plus touring, sports and junior formulae cars, and even his beloved A35 road car!

James’ sons Tom and Freddie, along with his family, friends, fellow drivers, team members and mechanics, will be here to join in celebrating a true motorsport hero.

The James Hunt tribute will be presented in association with the Festival’s Official Timing Partner, TAG Heuer, who will exclusively launch two special James Hunt anniversary, Formula 1 limited edition watches, created in collaboration with the James Hunt Estate and on-sale at the Festival of Speed.