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 James Hunt

James Hunt

Birth
Belmont, London Borough of Sutton, Greater London, England
Death 15 Jun 1993 (aged 45)
Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: Cremated at Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium Wimbledon
Memorial ID 6871692 · View Source
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Auto Race Car Driver. He was the 1976 World Formula One racing champion. Born in Belmont, Surrey, he was nicknamed "Hunt the Shunt" because of his many crashes early in his career. During his career in F1, he won 10 Grand Prix and attained 14 pole positions from 92 starts. He won the 1976 World F1 Championship driving for McLaren, after which his career started to slide. He eventually gave up racing as it frankly scared him and he'd lost many friends in the sport. He partnered Murray Walker commentating on TV coverage of the races. Eventually his lifestyle caught up with him, dying from a major heart attack during his sleep   at the age of 45. A funeral took place at St.Mary's Church, Wimbledon, followed by a cremation at Putney Vale Crematorium.

Bio by: Paul Narramore


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 23 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6871692
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Hunt (29 Aug 1947–15 Jun 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6871692, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a Cremated at Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium Wimbledon.