From Freddie Hunt to Chris Eubank Jr, the infant of boasts idols often end up vying, extremely. Is the identify a promotion or a drawback?
I knew absolutely nothing about automobiles
Freddie Hunt, 29, is a professional race operator. He is the son of 1976 Formula One nature champion James Hunt .
When I was very small, I knew Dad had been nature champ, but I didnt know what that aim. I was likely in my early teens when I realised hed been someone special. Sidekicks fathers, who remembered him well, would get excited talking about him. To me, he was only ever precisely Dad.
Id ever had a need for acceleration. My moniker as a kid was Fearless Fred. I had constant bicycle disintegrates. There was simply ever one rapidity for me: flat out. But I knew absolutely nothing about autoes. When I was minuscule, I went to a few magnificents prix with Dad, but I didnt go 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 proposed I jump in a Maserati and have a go. 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 fund. All my horses were knackered. The period 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 hastened, and asked him to help me. Reverberating me back in a few weeks if youre still serious, he said. So I did.