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Revisiting History: Driving Lauda and Hunt’s F1 racers in 2013

Submitted by on September 25, 2013

James Hunt and Niki Lauda McLaren and Ferrari

Can you imagine anything better than being able to drive a pair of Niki Lauda and James Hunt’s Formula 1 cars around a track like Snetterton, full tilt? Well, United Autosports went and did it. For the rest of us, this stunning collection of photographs and video is the result.

James Hunt McLaren M26

The lucky buggers at United Autosports maintain and manage James Hunt’s 1977 McLaren M26 and Niki Lauda’s 1974 Ferrari 312/B as part of team owner Zak Brown’s “Race Cars of Distinction” collection. This meant they were able to get them out on the track with former F1 wheelmen Martin Brundle and Karun Chandhok, for a film day as part of a feature the SKY F1 Channel is running about RUSH.

Lauda saw his first F1 GP victory behind the wheel of this ’74 Ferrari 312/B, while the ’77 McLaren M26 carried Hunt to his last. In our eyes, that makes them pretty special.

Niki Lauda 1974 Ferrari

Niki Lauda 1974 Ferrari

Niki Lauda and James Hunt Ferrari and McLaren

Niki Lauda and James Hunt Ferrari and McLaren

Niki Lauda 1974 Ferrari 312/B

Niki Lauda 1974 Ferrari 312/B engine

James Hunt and Niki Lauda - McLaren and Ferrari

James Hunt McLaren 1977 Engine

To check out the full length video, Click Here.

Images: United Autosports.

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