James Hunt

1947 - 1993

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James Simon Wallis Hunt (29 August 1947 – 15 June 1993) was a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. After retiring from racing in 1979, Hunt became a media commentator and businessman until his death. Beginning his racing career in touring car racing, Hunt progressed into Formula Three, where he attracted the attention of the Hesketh Racing team and soon came under their wing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Hunt has received more than 10,759,206 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). James Hunt is the 6th most popular racing driver, the 227th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 199th in 2019) and the most popular British Racing Driver.

James Hunt is most famous for being a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976.

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Among racing drivers, James Hunt ranks 6 out of 1,080Before him are Enzo Ferrari, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, and Juan Manuel Fangio. After him are Alain Prost, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, and Nelson Piquet.

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Among people born in 1947, James Hunt ranks 17Before him are Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, Brian May, Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Salman Rushdie. After him are Shirin Ebadi, Mario Draghi, Paul Auster, Takeshi Kitano, Megawati Sukarnoputri, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Among people deceased in 1993, James Hunt ranks 10Before him are Ferruccio Lamborghini, Rudolf Nureyev, Baudouin of Belgium, Erich Hartmann, William Golding, and Frank Zappa. After him are Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Turgut Özal, Anthony Burgess, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, André the Giant, and Bobby Moore.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hunt ranks 227 out of 8,785Before him are Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Robert Brown (1773), Laurence Olivier (1907), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), and Alcuin (735). After him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Stan Laurel (1890), Clement Attlee (1883), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Harold Godwinson (1022), and Syd Barrett (1946).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, James Hunt ranks 1After him are Ken Miles (1918), Jackie Stewart (1939), Jim Clark (1936), Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), Alfonso de Portago (1928), John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), and Damon Hill (1960).