James Hunt Rank
About James Hunt
James Hunt, also known by the nickname “Hunt the Shunt”, was a professional British racing driver remembered for his brilliant career in the Formula One Championship that lasted from 1973 to 1979. He was the winner of the Formula One World Championship in the 1976 Formula One season.
He was born to Wallis and Sue Hunt. He had two sisters and three brothers. In 1974, he got married to his first wife Suzy Miller. The marriage ended in divorce in 1976. His second marriage was to Sarah Lomax in 1983. The marriage produced two children before ending in divorce in 1989.
In 2014, he was posthumously inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame.
He died of a heart attack the day after he proposed to Helen Dyson, whom he had been dating for a number of years.
James Hunt Rank
James Hunt's Popularity
James Hunt was a famous English Grand Prix driver and 1976 World Drivers' Champion, who was born on August 29, 1947. As a person born on this date, James Hunt is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (August 29) and the 43rd most popular for the year (1947).
People born on August 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. James Hunt is the 645th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to James Hunt's birthday, James Hunt is the 598th most famous English.
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