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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 was soon taken under their wing. Hunt's often action-packed exploits on track earned him the nickname "Hunt the Shunt", "shunt" being a British term that means "crash". Hunt entered Formula One in 1973, driving a March 731 entered by the Hesketh Racing team. He went on to win for Hesketh, driving their own Hesketh 308 car, in both World Championship and non-Championship races, before joining the McLaren team at the end of 1975. In his first year with McLaren, Hunt won the 1976 World Drivers' Championship, and he remained with the team for a further two years, although with less success, before moving to the Wolf team in early 1979. Following a string of races in which he failed to finish, Hunt retired from driving halfway through the 1979 season.

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World Champion
1976
Born
29 August 1947
Died
15 June 1993
Races
93
Wins
10 10/93 (10.8%)
Podiums
23 23/93 (24.7%)
Points Finishes
35 35/93 (37.6%)
Points
179

Teams (4)

Wolf
1979
McLaren
1978
1977
1976
Hesketh
1975
1974
March
1974
1973

Teammates (20)

Patrick Tambay, McLaren
1978
Brett Lunger, McLaren
1978
1977
Emilio de Villota, McLaren
1978
1977
Bruno Giacomelli, McLaren
1978
1977
Nelson Piquet, McLaren
1978
Tony Trimmer, McLaren
1978
Jochen Mass, McLaren
1977
1976
Gilles Villeneuve, McLaren
1977
Brett Lunger, Hesketh
1975
Harald Ertl, Hesketh
1975
Alan Jones, Hesketh
1975
Torsten Palm, Hesketh
1975
Ian Scheckter, Hesketh
1974
Hans-Joachim Stuck, March
1974
Howden Ganley, March
1974
Jean-Pierre Jarier, March
1973
Mike Beuttler, March
1973
David Purley, March
1973
Roger Williamson, March
1973
Reine Wisell, March
1973

10 Wins from 23 Podiums

1978 Flag of France French Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1977 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1977 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1977 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1977 Flag of France French Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1977 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1976 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1976 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1976 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1976 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1976 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1976 Flag of France French Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1976 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1976 Flag of South Africa South African Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1975 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Hesketh 2nd 3
1975 Flag of France French Grand Prix Hesketh 2nd 6
1975 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Hesketh 1st 9
1975 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Hesketh 2nd 6
1974 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix Hesketh 3rd 4
1974 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Hesketh 3rd 4
1974 Flag of Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Hesketh 3rd 4
1973 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix March 2nd 6
1973 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix March 3rd 4