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Historic F1 - James Hunt [UK] drives the Marlboro Team McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 in the 1977 Monaco Grand Prix.

James Hunt [UK] drives the Marlboro Team McLaren Ford Cosworth DFV in the 1977 Monaco Grand Prix.

James Hunt (GBR) (Marlboro Team McLaren), McLaren M23 - Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (finished 1st), with Teddy Mayer (sitting on the left sidepod) & Alastair Caldwell (on the car's left), looking at the M23. Canadian Grand Prix, Mosport Park, 1976.

James Simon Wallis Hunt (GBR) (Marlboro Team McLaren), McLaren - Ford-Cosworth DFV (finished With Teddy Mayer (sitting on the left sidepod) and Alastair Caldwell (on the car's left), looking at the 1976 Canadian Grand Prix, Mosport Park

"They were ridiculous times. After I won my world championship in 1976, I went to Japan." Barry with James Hunt at the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix, Fuji

Two true icons of motorsport, James alongside two times motorcycle world champion and great friend Barry Sheene.

Watkins Glen F1 USGP, 1977 • James Hunt and girlfriend Jane Birbeck in an intimate moment during the race weekend.

Incredible images of James Hunt's heyday

Watkins Glen F1 USGP, 1977 • James Hunt and girlfriend Jane Birbeck in an intimate moment during the race weekend.

"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 don’t 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 don’t even know it’s been done." - James Hunt

James Hunt Legend "Niki will talk technical to people, but I have a different view of GP racing.

James Hunt McLaren - Ford 1978. Note the front aero of the day.

The Magical McLaren F1

James Hunt McLaren Ford 1976

The McLaren accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h - 62 mph) in just 3 seconds and the car has a top speed of 333 km/h mph).

James Hunt, British racing driver who won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1976. Photographed with Olympus camera 1970s.

James Hunt, British racing driver who won the Formula 1 World Championship in Photographed with Olympus camera