Yes, it is nauseatingly corporate, but the iconic breast patch of the man who bedded 33 flight attendants before he won the 1976 Formula One world title keeps on bringing good luck.


34 years after Hunt’s third place finish at the Japanese Grand Prix clinched him the title, it is yet again a young man with blond locks who rules the racing world. No word yet on how exactly Sebastian Vettel spent the two weeks leading up to the title race in Abu Dhabi, but one has to assume modern F1 drivers don’t retreat to drunken hotel orgies before all-important races.

Also, it is now certain that Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz is the real-life Hubertus Bigend.

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