More about James Hunt
Fittingly James made his F1 debut at the glitzy and glamourous party-town of Monaco at the 1973 edition of the race at the principality. Records show that on that day - 3 June 1973 - from 18th on the grid, he finished ninth in his debut after running in the points until a loss of power
Here began his remarkable Hesketh adventures, the maverick start-up team run by party-animal Lord Hesketh rocked the F1 establishment with their intoxicating and irresistible formula of "champagne, babes and racing" which captured the imagination of the masses, beyond the paddocks and race tracks of the world.
His sex appeal was magnetic and, inevitably, became a selling point as photos of James and his capers with A-list supermodels and actresses were welcomed by the mass media of the crazy seventies. His exploits are the stuff of legend which launched a million headlines. F1 had their first true rock-star!