F1 » When F1 used to have personalities: James Hunt

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ondro - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 2:52 PM

First of all I don't understand the clenched fist gesture from James to Patrick. Patrick was quicker, was inside the curve - according all racing rules the curve belonged him and James should have been bit clever and accept the defeat in this battle, decrease gas and rank behind Patrick.
The same scene happened in Long Beach 1976 - Patrick was leading James, James tried to overrun him from outer side but there was no enough place and James got out of pit. Furious jumped from his car and stood long time near the pit and threated with clenched fist to Patrick's Tyrrell every passing by. Lauda was an eyewitness of this incident and his comment was clear - James's mistake!
BTW: I have heard somewhere that after race finnish the McLaren crew came to James's M23 and surprisingly found the car driveable! Instead of anger James should rather try to continue in the race and could reach points! As I remember in this race quite all reall finnishing drivers earned points!

Zoltan - Unregistered

February 26, 2010 1:49 PM

What a knob, whacked the guy because he wanted to help? It was Hunt's fault that he ended up in the wall in the first place too!

Do you really want drivers to be so stupid and reckless just so you can watch some "real action" ie: drivers kicking and hitting each other or what?

More overtaking & excitement in the racing: YES!
Reckless troublemakers: NO!


February 20, 2010 11:23 AM

What was Patrese thinking trying to overtake? Nowadays such action would provoke a protest and a penalty. No wonder the racing is so predictable, It was P :)atrese who was the hero here Hunt just came off worse this time.
And as for the temper tantrum lets think Senna/Irvine scumi/coulthard and trulli at brazil 09 to name a few.
The likes of Hunt come along once in a while,thats why we like them but don't get deluded the paddock was still full of Brawns and Dennis's back then.
In fact it was because of his party attitude he was given his chance in f1

Jed Hughes - Unregistered

February 20, 2010 3:28 AM

When F1 used to have personalities? and whose opinion is this?
What about our Jense, he has an amazing personality!!
And mr wooden himself Lewis Hamilton is just so witty!!

madman - Unregistered

February 19, 2010 8:30 PM

The sliding is great. Shows the drivers skill.
James Hunt... Te only driver I know to have "sex Breakfast of champions" embroidered on he driving suit.

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