James Hunt

1947 - 1993

James Hunt

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. 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 6,090,314 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular racing driver.

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  • 6.1M

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  • 72.26

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  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among racing drivers, James Hunt ranks 5 out of 782Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna, and Juan Manuel Fangio. After him are Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart, Giuseppe Farina, Emerson Fittipaldi, Alberto Ascari, and Jack Brabham.

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Among people born in 1947, James Hunt ranks 9Before him are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, David Bowie, Elton John, and Brian May. After him are Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, O. J. Simpson, and Iggy Pop. Among people deceased in 1993, James Hunt ranks 5Before him are Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Escobar, Federico Fellini, and Rudolf Nureyev. After him are William Golding, Frank Zappa, Erich Hartmann, Turgut Özal, Baudouin of Belgium, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hunt ranks 132 out of 5,347Before him are George V (1865), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Edward VIII (1894), Charles I of England (1600), Aleister Crowley (1875), and John Milton (1608). After him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Liam Neeson (1952), Robert Owen (1771), T. E. Lawrence (1888), John, King of England (1166), and Arthur C. Clarke (1917).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, James Hunt ranks 1After him are Jackie Stewart (1939), Jim Clark (1936), Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Stirling Moss (1929), Damon Hill (1960), Mike Hailwood (1940), Tom Pryce (1949), and Lewis Hamilton (1985).

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