James Hunt is remembered more for his girlfriends and wild personal exploits than for his skills in a race car. But the excesses of his glamorous life cannot hide the fact that he was, in many people’s opinion, the fastest driver on the Formula One circuits in the 1970s.
In an era dominated by the likes of Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda and Ronnie Peterson, Hunt stood out in terms of raw speed and his seemingly effortless ability to plant a Formula One car on pole position.
In this first full and comprehensive account of the life of James Hunt, the author and his researchers have examined every detail of the driver’s life – from his very earliest days to the last hours of his existence – as well as the lives of the people he left behind. It is a story many have tried to tell – but never in such a complete way. This is that story.
Forward by Niki Lauda.
About the Author
Toni Rubython is the author of the hugely successful The Life of Senna, the biography of Ayrton Senna, the three-time Formula One world champion. A personal friend of many of the major movers and shakers in Formula One, Rubython is the former editor of El Magazine, BusinessFl and SportsPro magazine and is regarded as one of the foremost writers in Formula One today.
Aside from his work in Formula One he has been a specialist business writer for thirty years.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 602
- Photographs: 270