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I knew absolutely nothing about automobiles
Freddie Hunt, 29, is a professional race move. He is the son of 1976 Formula One macrocosm endorse James Hunt .
When I was very small, I knew Dad had been world-wide champion, but I didnt just knowing that that aim. I was maybe in my early teenages when I realised hed been someone special. Sidekicks leaders, who recollected him well, would get excited talking about him. To me, he was only ever merely Dad.
Id always had a need for speed. My nickname as a kid was Fearless Fred. I had constant bike crashes. 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 splendids prix with Dad, but I didnt go to the races properly until after he died. Then, in 2006, I went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed as a eyewitnes, and a sidekick indicated I jump in a Maserati and have a travel. 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 coin. All my mares were knackered. The daylight 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 also hastened, and asked him to help me. Resounding me back in a week if youre still serious, he said. So I did.