James Hunt (1947 – 1993) was a British racing driver and TV commentator, Formula 1 World Champion in 1976.
He was nicknamed “Hunt The Shunt” due to his frequent accidents. He raced for most of his career in Formula 1, in which he won 10 Grands Prix.
After his career as a pilot at the age of thirty-one he became a television commentator for the BBC, maintaining this role until his death on June 15, 1993 following a heart attack.
He was known for his unruly and enjoyable lifestyle, as well as for his great friendship-rivalry with another great driver, Niki Lauda.