James Simon Wallis Hunt was a British racing driver. He became popular in the 1970s and won the ‘Formula One World Championship’ in 1976. Thanks to his colorful personality, handsome looks, and playboy image, he earned the love and affection of many young people. Although he started his career as a touring car racing driver, he gradually advanced to ‘Formula Three’ in 1969 when he became part of the ‘Hesketh Racing’ team. He came to be known as ‘Hunt the Shunt’ due to his thrilling adventures on the racing track. In 1973, he entered ‘Formula One,’ representing the ‘Hesketh Racing’ team and driving a ‘March 731.’ Later, he won both World Championship and non-Championship races for his team, driving the ‘Hesketh 308’ car. Towards the end of 1975, he joined the ‘McLaren’ team and won the ‘World Drivers' Championship’ in 1976. After a couple of years, he joined the ‘Wolf’ team, but was unsuccessful in completing a series of races. He retired from his racing career during the mid-season of 1979. Following his retirement, he continued to create an impact as a television commentator and businessman. He died at the age of 45 after suffering a heart attack while sleeping at his home in Wimbledon, London.