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I knew absolutely nothing about cars
Freddie Hunt, 29, is a professional race operator. He is the son of 1976 Formula One world-wide champion James Hunt .
When I was very small, I knew Dad had been macrocosm endorse, but I didnt know what that denote. I was maybe in my early teens when I realised hed been someone special. Sidekicks father-gods, who recollected him well, would get excited talking about him. To me, he was only ever just Dad.
Id always had a need for accelerate. My name as a kid was Fearless Fred. I had constant bike clangs. There was exclusively ever one acceleration for me: flat out. But I knew absolutely nothing about gondolas. When I was tiny, I went to a few magnificents prix with Dad, but I didnt “re going to the” hastens properly until after he died. Then, in 2006, I went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed as a spectator, and a friend advocated I jump in a Maserati and have a become. Id never driven anything like it before, but I loved it.
I was playing professional polo at the time, but that wasnt going well due to lack of money. All my ponies were knackered. The day before Goodwood, Id made a plan to sell them. Call it fate, if you like, but the next day I was in that racing car and knew it was what I wanted to do. I rang up Uncle Dave, Dads little brother who likewise raced, and asked him to help me. Reverberating me back in a week if youre still serious, he said. So I did.