Tag Archive: James Hunt

Sep 02

McLaren is 50 today

#Happy50thMcLaren 

2013-09-02 - McLaren-50Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited was formally incorporated on September 2 1963, when the 26-year-old New Zealander mustered together a small crew of committed individuals to design, build and race cars bearing his own name, operating from a small, cramped workshop in New Malden, Surrey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

F1 film ‘Rush’ excited sport’s experts – Lauda

The film will not be released until September

2013-06-06_0141Niki Lauda says the F1 fraternity this week gave a thumbs-up to a movie about the sport’s legendary 1976 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Raikkonen’s Hunt tribute now gets green light

“I don’t know the story and I have no interest in going to ask them.”

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Kimi Raikkonen 01A farcical saga about Kimi Raikkonen’s Monaco helmet has taken another twist. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Raikkonen to hide Hunt tribute with tape

On top of the helmet was artwork commissioned by Hunt’s family.

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Kimi Raikkonen 01Kimi Raikkonen will hide with tape his helmet tribute to hero James Hunt for the rest of the Monaco grand prix weekend, Turun Sanomat newspaper reported. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Ecclestone tells Raikkonen to ditch Hunt tribute

“Kimi on the Hunt’

2013-05-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Kimi Raikkonen 01Kimi Raikkonen has reportedly been told to remove the depiction of 1976 world champion James Hunt from the top of his Monaco-spec helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

2013: celebrating 50 years of McLaren

‘Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’

McLaren 50th Anniversary LogoMcLaren 50yrsWhen a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Raikkonen ‘learns nothing’ in simulators

“I learn a new track quickly, without a simulator” – Raikkonen

Kimi Räikkönen (photo - © DPPI - Eric Vargiolu)2012-11-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kimi Raikkonen 01Kimi Raikkonen has clarified his aversion to sophisticated formula one simulator technology, insisting he simply “learns nothing” at the computerised wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Radio impatience helped Raikkonen ‘brand’ – Wurz

Kimi Raikkonen may have been tired of his engineer’s radio messages, but he was also looking after his “brand” en route to Abu Dhabi victory.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 05That is the view of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, referring to Finn Raikkonen’s series of pit-to-car radio exchanges that culminated in the now-famous refrain ‘Leave me alone – I know what I’m doing’ as he added a win to his 2012 F1 comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Raikkonen wears James Hunt helmet in Monaco

Kimi Raikkonen is paying tribute to one of his heroes this weekend at Monaco.

2012-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen2012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 03During Thursday practice for this weekend’s blue-riband event, onlookers were surprised to see the late James Hunt apparently at the wheel of a 2012 black and gold Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Hamilton could act in Lauda movie ‘Rush’

Lewis Hamilton could land an acting role in the Hollywood film ‘Rush’.

2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 022012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 06The movie, directed by The Da Vinci Code and Apollo 13′s Ron Howard, is about the epic 1976 battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Lauda film racing towards legal trouble – report

A film about Niki Lauda could be set for legal trouble, with an Austrian group claiming the formula one legend granted it the rights.

2011-06-11_11702010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Niki Lauda 02Well-known Hollywood filmmakers Ron Howard and Peter Morgan are already well advanced on the project entitled ‘Rush’, focusing on Lauda’s legendary battle with serious injury and James Hunt in 1976. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Vettel climbing all-time F1 winner’s list

Vettel also climbing F1 earnings list – report

2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel 32011-09-24 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel 3During his meteoric 2011 season, double champion-elect Sebastian Vettel has quietly climbed the list of all time greats. Before the season began, the young German was 29th on the all-time winner’s list with his ten victories, alongside Gerhard Berger and James Hunt.

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Jul 20

Vettel’s chasers face James Hunt-like title task

A defeat for Sebastian Vettel in 2011 would involve the biggest formula one comeback since James Hunt won the championship 35 years ago

2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Sebastian Vettel 4_resize2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Sebastian Vettel 9_resizeFinland Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that the task for Vettel’s pursuers – including his teammate Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso and the McLaren drivers – is greater even than Briton Hunt’s in 1976. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Hollywood film about Lauda called ‘Rush’ – report

A Hollywood movie about Niki Lauda will be called ‘Rush’.

2011-06-11_11702011-06-12 - 2704We reported in April that British script writer Peter Morgan, best known for The Queen and Frost/Nixon, was working on a screenplay to immortalise F1′s 1976 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

British film writer working on Lauda script

He is still a regular in the F1 paddock, appearing as a pundit for German television.

2010-06-13_0434Niki Lauda FerrariA British film writer is working on a script to immortalise the most famous season in F1 great Niki Lauda’s successful career. The Oscar-nominated Peter Morgan, best known for writing The Queen and Frost/Nixon, is focusing on the 1976 season, when Lauda almost burned to death in a fiery crash but returned six weeks later to battle James Hunt for the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Formula 1600 Series returns to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Another race event added to the Grand Prix schedule

2010-06-12-02992010-06-12-0320A gathering of nearly 40 drivers, that will include a mix of seasoned veterans and young hopefuls, will once again line up on the starting grid of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, next June 10, 11 & 12, for a round of the 2011 Formula 1600 Series schedule. Octane Racing Group, promoter of the event has announced today the return of one of the Montréal crowd favourite open-wheel series at the Grand Prix du Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Lotus denies breaching name sale agreement

Team Lotus has denied breaching an agreement with the former owner of the disputed name.

2011-03-12 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - Luiz Razia 022011-03-12 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - Jarno Trulli 04As the legal fight with Group Lotus resumed in London this week, it emerged that David Hunt had not been paid by Malaysian millionaire Tony Fernandes for the Team Lotus name. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Team Lotus loses key ally Hunt in name dispute

The report said Hunt is “refusing to assist Team Lotus in court”

2011-02-19 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - 012011-02-13 - Team Lotus - Jerez - Heikki Kovalainen 01Team Lotus’ hopes of winning its F1 naming dispute have taken a blow, with the defection of a major ally. With the Group Lotus court battle set to resume in London on Monday, it emerged that David Hunt – who sold the ‘Team Lotus’ name to Tony Fernandes and his partners – is preparing to sue the Malaysian millionaire. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Lotus’ prize-money in doubt due to naming dispute?

Hunt hopes Fernandes’ side wins the day.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 32010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - 1The F1 team currently known as Lotus might forgo its official Concorde Agreement prize-money for finishing the 2010 championship in tenth place if it is forced to enter next season with a completely different name. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Proton says Fernandes may not call F1 team ‘Lotus’

“Mr Hunt’s attempt to acquire the name Team Lotus (in the 90s) was ineffectiv,”- Proton

2010-07-11 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony FernandesMalaysian carmaker Proton on Monday vowed to challenge Tony Fernandes’ intention to brand his formula one team ‘Team Lotus’ in 2011 and beyond. In 2010, airline millionaire Fernandes’ new team has been called ‘Lotus Racing’, with the name officially licensed by the separate British carmaker Group Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

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