Monday, October 18, 2010

The Breakfast of Champions...

James Hunt beat Niki Lauda to F1 crown in 1976. But he'd often beat his friend and motorcycle legend Barry Sheen to the number of BA Air Hostess they could bed at the Tokyo Hilton. One of the most charismatic drivers to ever grace the F1 grid, JH claimed to hate racing, and would get violently ill, throwing up and trembling before a race. His remedy...stitched on the badge on his race suit.
JH was married to Suzy Miller for a few years before she left him to marry Richard Burton, who was so smitten by her that he offered to pay Hunt the $1 million divorce settlement. Hunt was just happy that Burton had "taken on the most alarming expense account in the country" And they say the 2010 F1 championship is fun!!!


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