British 1976 World Champion James Hunt, beer in hand, salutes the crowd after winning the 1977 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Talented McLaren driver James Hunt was one of the most complicated, charismatic and controversial individuals ever to compete in Formula One. He loved projecting his playboy image to the hilt and backed it up with outrageous statements.
Niki Lauda | James Hunt (1977) by F1-Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (AUT) (Scuderia Ferrari SpA), Ferrari 312T2 - Ferrari flat-12 James Simon Wallis Hunt (GBR) (Marlboro Team McLaren), McLaren M260 - Ford V8
"Niki will talk technical to people, but I have a different view of GP racing. I think it is really about is getting in the car and putting your foot down. Obviously, the driver has to have a hand in setting the car up, but you dont have to get involved in a whole load of technicalities. When reporters come up to me and ask why I adjusted the front roll bar by 1.5 centimeters, I probably dont even know its been done." - James Hunt