It is 40 years since James Hunt beat Niki Lauda to the 1976 World Championship title in Japan, winning by one point and settling one of the fiercest duels in Formula 1 history. The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be celebrating Hunt, a motoring legend, full of charm, determination and desire to win, once described by Lauda as ‘the most charismatic personality there has ever been in Formula 1, and the embodiment of this year’s theme, “Full Throttle: The Endless Pursuit of Power”.
Examples of every significant car Hunt raced during his career will be here on the grounds of Goodwood House, including the Surtees, Hesketh, McLaren and Wolf cars he raced in Formula 1, plus touring, sports and junior formulae cars, and even his beloved A35 road car.
James’ sons Tom and Freddie, along with his family, friends, fellow drivers, team members and mechanics, will be here to join in celebrating a true motorsport hero.
The James Hunt tribute will be presented in association with the Festival’s Official Timing Partner, TAG Heuer, who will exclusively launch two special James Hunt anniversary, Formula 1 limited edition watches, created in collaboration with the James Hunt Estate and on-sale at the Festival of Speed.
Scheduled for 23-26 June at Goodwood House and the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb in West Sussex, England, the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed will also celebrate the BMW marque, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and mark 50 years since the inaugural Can-Am Series for sports prototypes.