So he had mine as well. Born to a stockbroker father in Surrey in 1947, one of six, he was a bumptious and single-minded child, who thrived at prep school and Wellington College. ", Yet Hunt's early years in racing, before he was signed to Hesketh Racing, were dogged by lack of funds and some unfortunate accidents. On the day, there was torrential rain, and after two laps Lauda retired, saying it was too dangerous to carry on.

It doesn't exist any more. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. It's not that like that any more. It was as a result of the interest caused by Lauda’s near-fatal Nürburgring crash on August 1, 1976 and his subsequent return to challenge Hunt all the way to the final race of the season – that led the Beeb to start broadcasting every race from 1978 onwards. And I said no. By a strange coincidence, he first met the Surrey-born strockbroker’s son on a day that has made the film. Your email address will not be published. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. With the mellow commentators we have now who're too careful with their words, the era of Walker and Hunt was refreshing. Proudly sitting to his M26 McLaren Ford. His first piece was typically forthright. Media. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. For a film director, there could be no better sporting hero. And the friend produced a piece of polished marble, and laid out three lines of white powder. The team's trademark, a Teddy bear in a crash helmet, symbolized its tongue-in-cheek approach to the sport. 1.4k. You may leave a tribute, prayers and condolences or express your concern over James’s death using the comment section below.

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