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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. 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 9,326,956 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). James Hunt is the 6th most popular racing driver, the 199th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 225th 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 888Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, and Juan Manuel Fangio. After him are Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, and Alberto Ascari.

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Among people born in 1947, James Hunt ranks 10Before him are Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, and Brian Johnson. After him are Florentino Pérez, Dilma Rousseff, Mario Draghi, Josep Borrell, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Among people deceased in 1993, James Hunt ranks 7Before him are Pablo Escobar, Audrey Hepburn, Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, Erich Hartmann, and Frank Zappa. After him are Baudouin of Belgium, William Golding, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Turgut Özal, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Anthony Burgess.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hunt ranks 199 out of 7,765Before him are Roald Dahl (1916), Roger Taylor (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), George Best (1946), Edward the Black Prince (1330), and Duns Scotus (1265). After him are Saint Ursula (400), Ben Kingsley (1943), Henry III of England (1207), Stan Laurel (1890), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), and Charles II of England (1630).

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), Mike Hawthorn (1929), John Surtees (1934), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), and Colin McRae (1968).