James Hunt in the McLaren-Ford Qualifying for the Monaco GP 1977 by Philinflash, via Flickr

James Hunt in the McLaren-Ford Qualifying for the Monaco GP 1977

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

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

Jochen Mass (GER) (Marlboro Team McLaren), McLaren M23 - Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (finished 4th)  1977 Monaco Grand Prix, Circuit de Monaco

Jochen Mass (GER) (Marlboro Team McLaren), McLaren M23 - Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (finished 4th) 1977 Monaco Grand Prix, Circuit de Monaco

James Hunt (GBR) (Marlboro Team McLaren), McLaren M23 - Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (finished 1st) John Marshall Watson (GBR) (Citibank Team Penske), Penske PC4 - Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (RET)  1976 Dutch Grand Prix, Circuit Zandvoort

James Hunt (McLaren leads John Watson (Penske at the 1976 Dutch Grand Prix

British 1976 World Champion James Hunt, beer in hand, salutes the crowd after winning the 1977 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.  Talented McLaren driver James Hunt was one of the most complicated, charismatic and controversial individuals ever to compete in Formula One.  He loved projecting his playboy image to the hilt and backed it up with outrageous statements.

British 1976 World Champion James Hunt, beer in hand, salutes the crowd after winning the 1977 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. There might not be a better example of what has changed from the "romantic" era of the to what we experience today.

Persona. James Hunt - Because he could speak to women the same way he could drive car!

James Hunt - Because he could speak to women the same way he could drive car!

1979 mclaren | Patrick Tambay (McLaren M28 – Ford), Argentine GP 1979.

Transcription of an interview to patrick tambay published in Autosport magazine in August written by Nigel Roebuck, and photos by Cahier Photo

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