James Hunt ‘Press Conference’, 1976
They don’t make them like James any more.
He was legendarily chaotic. Before each race he was terrified at the prospect of crashing and burning and dying. He was a unrepentant smoker, drinker and party guy.
But he could drive. Unlike pretty much all of the media trained crop of F1 superstars that will be at Silverstone this weekend there was a vulnerability to James Hunt that endeared him to everyone who met him. He was a cool cat.
He won the World Championship F1 championship 34 seasons ago with timeless style. We miss you James.
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