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Helmet of James Hunt

Flag of Great Britain James Hunt

nationality British born August 29, 1947 hometown Belmont, Surrey died June 15, 1993 place of death Wimbledon, London

Racing highlights

19781stFormula 5000 - Rose City 10,000
19771stFormula 1 Race of Champions
19761stFormula 1
19761stFormula 1 Race of Champions
19761stFormula 1 Graham Hill International Trophy
19763rdGrand Prix de Trois-Rivieres
19741stFormula 1 BRDC International Trophy
19733rdFormula 1 Race of Champions

Racing career summary

Races entered140
Wins16
Podiums40
Pole positions22
Fastest laps13
Race win percentage11.4%
Podium percentage28.6%

Driver relations

Father of Freddie Hunt.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1992Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing19 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1977Racing19 races4 wins6 podiums7 pole position4 fastest race laps
1976Racing22 races8 wins11 podiums10 pole position4 fastest race laps
1975Racing16 races1 win4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1974Racing21 races1 win5 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
1973Racing15 races0 wins8 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1972Racing7 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1971Racing9 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1970Racing? races1 win? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1969Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap

Career details – the racing career of James Hunt

1992 Interserie Div. 1

PositionPointsTeam
33rd0.5James Hunt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Crosslé

1979 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Olympus Cameras Wolf Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Wolf WR7 (Ford)

1979 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

1978 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
13th8Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M26 (Cosworth)

1978 Formula 5000 - Rose City 10,000

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Elfin MR8

1977 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
5th40Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
173563
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M23 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
McLaren M26 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1977 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
12th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1977 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M23 (Cosworth)

1976 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
1st69Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
166882
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M23 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1976 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
11th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1976 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M23 (Cosworth)

1976 Formula 1 Graham Hill International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M23 (Cosworth)

1976 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Ecurie Canada
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 76B (Ford BDA)

1975 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
4th33Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
141400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hesketh 308B (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
Hesketh 308C (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1975 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hesketh 308 (Cosworth)

1975 Formula 1 Automobile Club de Suiss Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hesketh 308C (Cosworth)

1974 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
8th15Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 731 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
Hesketh 308 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1974 Formula 1 Grande Premio Presidente Emilio Medici

PositionPointsTeam
0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 731G (Cosworth)

1974 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hesketh 308 (Cosworth)

1974 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Hesketh 308 (Cosworth)

1974 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th15Mir Racing, Dan Gurney Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332 (Chevrolet)
Eagle 755 (Chevrolet)

1973 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
8th14Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70202
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 731 (Ford Cosworth)

1973 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS9 (Cosworth)

1973 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS15 (Ford BDA)

1973 European Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th30Jagermeister Alpina Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
??2??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL

1973 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Don Nichols
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shadow DN2 (Chevrolet)

1973 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Gulf Research Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mirage M6 (Ford)

1973 European Touring Car Championship - Division 2

PositionPointsTeam
10th30A.G. Rivers Racing Ltd., Jägermeister Alpina Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
BMW 3.0 CSL

1972 Rothmans 50,000

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Ford)

1972 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
17th5Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Ford BDA)

1972 Formula 3 Britain Lombard North Central

PositionPointsTeam
19th3STP March Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 723 (Ford)

1972 Formula 3 Britain BRSCC Motor Sport / Shell

PositionPointsTeam
15th9STP March Racing, Equipe La vie Claire
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 723 (Ford)
March 713M (Ford)

1972 Formula 2 Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
6th8Hesketh Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Ford)

1972 II Torneio Internacional de Formula 2 do Brasil

PositionPointsTeam
6th5Hekseth Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Hart)

1971 Formula 2 - Rothmans International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
12th0March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Cosworth)

1971 Shell Super Oil British F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th12
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80310
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 713M (Ford)
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1970 Formula 3 Britain BRSCC Motor Sport / Shell

PositionPointsTeam
6th21
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 59 (Ford)

1970 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
0Molyslip Lotus Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?1???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 59 (Ford)

1970 Formula Ford 1600 BRSCC

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1969 European Formula Ford Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th6
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Merlyn Gowrings/Steele Mk11A

1969 Formula 3 Britain BRSCC Lombank

PositionPointsTeam
15th8Motor Racing Enterprise
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT21 (Ford)

1969 Lincolnshire International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Motor Racing Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT21B (Ford)

1969 IX Guards International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Motor Racing Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT21 (Ford)
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