Sports Quotes: Best of Hunt the Shunt

Passed away at the age of 45, James Hunt won the F1 world championship once for team McLaren

Known for his flamboyant lifestyle, James Hunt was a reckless individual in the eyes of many. However, as a racer, Hunt was a gem who loved driving more than winning trophies. The champion of the 1976 Formula One season had his life cut short at the age of 45, but hestill continues to inspire millions of racers. As a tribute to the English champ, here are some of the finest quotes said by James Hunt in his short life.

“There’s a lie that all drivers tell themselves. Death is something that happens to other people, and that’s how you find the courage to get in the car in the first place. The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel. But more powerful than fear itself, is the will to win.”

“Don’t go to men who are willing to kill themselves driving in circles looking for normality.”

“To hell with safety. All I want to do is race.”

“My first priority is to finish above rather than beneath the ground.”

“If I get into a car on a circuit, I drive as fast as I can; that’s it!”

“Your luck goes up and down like swings and roundabouts.”

“Before I got in the car, I was puking all over the place and on the grid. I was just a shaking wreck.”

“This is a very fashionable charge to bring against a company. This is one of the consequences, in this country, of being in the Internet industry. I think it’s quite scandalous, they brought the weakest charges they had.”

“This isn’t higher education studying itself. There are a lot of higher education people here. But there are also people here who are directly involved in whether or not (the United States is) going to have the good jobs in the future.”

“We’ve focused a lot on visible evidence. We believe that a community needs to make the visible statement about who the community is.”

“How many mistakes were made that we don’t know about?”

“We thought these incidents warranted a third-party investigation. It will give us some outside expertise and a more global look at the problem.”

“Happiness is an enemy. It weakens you. Suddenly, you have something to lose.”

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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