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 8,605,763 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). James Hunt is the 6th most popular racing driver (down from 5th in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 132nd 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, Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, and Michael Schumacher. After him are Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, and Emerson Fittipaldi.

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Among people born in 1947, James Hunt ranks 11Before him are Paulo Coelho, David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, and Dilma Rousseff. After him are O. J. Simpson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Paul Auster, Carlos Santana, Florentino Pérez, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Among people deceased in 1993, James Hunt ranks 9Before him are Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, Frank Zappa, William Golding, Erich Hartmann, and Baudouin of Belgium. After him are Turgut Özal, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Albert Sabin, Hans Jonas, and Anthony Burgess.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hunt ranks 225 out of 6,924Before him are J. K. Rowling (1965), Keith Richards (1943), Edward the Black Prince (1330), Anthony Giddens (1938), Catherine Parr (1512), and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545). After him are Julie Andrews (1935), John Law (1671), Mordred (null), Francis Galton (1822), Andrew Carnegie (1835), and Alexander Selkirk (1676).

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), Stirling Moss (1929), Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Damon Hill (1960), Mike Hailwood (1940), and Lewis Hamilton (1985).