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“The most important thing in life is to know yourself and know your limitations.”    JAMES HUNT, F1 World Champion.

James Hunt and arch rival Niki Lauder

James won his very first point in Formula 1 at the French Grand Prix – in 1973.    I was fortunate enough to meet him quite a few times – even had a beer or two – a couple of years before he won that coveted title in ’76.     In those days James was living in his home in the Spanish hills above Marbella, while I lived a few clicks away in Puerto Banus – his favourite stomping grounds.    Had they raced in the same era, I just know James and Daniel Ricciardo would have been mates.    No doubt!   Both great guys.    As we know James Hunt died, from heart problems, in 1993.    He was just 45.

 

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