Master James - James Hunt - McLaren M23

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James Hunt in the McLaren M23 during the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Art Print by Stuart Booth

 

James Hunt is seen in the  McLaren M23 during the last Grand Prix of the 1976 season, held in Japan. Hunt needed to secure 4th to be crowned World Drivers Champion for the season and managed a third place. 

 

Hunt's playboy persona, much like that of motorcycle racer Barry Sheene, went hand-in-hand with a deep desire to win and in taking the 1976 championship he would be the last British champion until Nigel Mansell in 1992.

 

1989 saw the rivalry between the team mates reach a new intensity, culminating in a controversial collision at the Japanese Grand Prix; Prost won the World Championship but left to drive for Ferrari in 1990.

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