Later this month four legendary racing icons will be inducted into the Motorsport Hall of Fame, including James Hunt, the 1976 Formula 1 world champion.
James Hunt, famous for his rivalry with Austrian racer, Niki Lauda, will have his name immortalised amongst racers such as Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Michael Schumacher, and Lauda himself, who is one of the 25 racers currently in the Hall of Fame.
Hunt, who died in 1993, was one of the sport’s most iconic personalities, known both on and off the racetrack. Not only was he a British hero, but his rivalry with Lauda was regarded as one of the greatest duels in Formula 1 history. The rivalry itself has been immortalised in the Hollywood blockbuster, Rush.
Hunt will be added to the Hall of Fame for his competitive instinct, bravery, and sheer speed that carried him to the 1976 F1 World Championship. Among other aforementioned members of the elusive club, Hunt will join many fellow competitors such as Jody Scheckter and Mario Andretti in the exclusive club of legends.
No fewer than 15 members of the Hunt family will be attending the function in London on January 29th to see the accolade presented to Hunt’s eldest son, Tom.