It’s quite a tale; Hesketh’s Racing’s first F1 outing took place at the 1973 Monaco Grand Prix with Hunt as the star driver.
The team arrived at the event with a Rolls-Royce Corniche and a Porsche 911 to ferry them back and forth from Hesketh’s 162-foot yacht Southern Breeze, which was well stocked with champagne and good-looking women.
While their antics drew the derision of more “committed” teams, Hesketh and Co. had the last laugh when Hunt won the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix for them.
At which point there were lots more wine and women…
- Posted January 28, 2014
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