Lord Hesketh in conversation with James Page
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To anyone of a certain age, Lord Alexander Hesketh needs no introduction. At the age of 22, no less, he started his own Formula 1 team. Initially, no-one took them, and their rather wild driver, nick-named Hunt-the-Shunt, seriously.
However, that all changed when James Hunt won the 1974 International Trophy in a Hesketh 308 and then finished third in the Swedish Grand Prix, behind the Tyrrells of Scheckter and Depailler, and ahead of World Champions Fittipaldi and Hill. Hunt finished third twice more that season. In ‘75 he won the Dutch GP and Hesketh finished fourth (out of 13) in the Constructors’ Championship.
Philip Porter: ‘I still have my Hesketh Superbear T-shirt! When James Page, who has written our Hesketh book, and I first visited Lord Hesketh, we spent much of the time laughing. He does not pull any punches, is absolutely fascinating and hilarious. We are honoured and thrilled that he can join us.’
Superbears - The Story of Hesketh Racing
by James Page
This new book from Porter Press International is the first to tell the amazing full story of Hesketh Racing. ‘The biggest little team in the world’ captured the imagination of enthusiasts all around the world thanks to its unique approach and its famous teddy bear logo, and it continues to be one of the most evocative and charismatic names in Formula 1 history.