Brands Hatch was packed to the rafters. Could crowd favourite James Hunt beat arch rival Niki Lauda at his home GP?
The start of the race was a dramatic affair, with the Ferraris of Lauda and Regazzoni touching at turn 1. Hunt had nowhere to go and almost rolled. The organizers decided that there was too much debris on the track and a red flag was shown. Hunt's stricken McLaren limped back to the pits for urgent repairs.
In a famous piece of TV history Murray Walker attempted to get a quick interview with Hunt as he jogged back to the team garage. Hunt brushed Walker aside stating, 'There's a race going on dear boy'.
At the restart Lauda took the lead again but mid-race developed gear problems. Hunt was closing in for the kill and famously passed Lauda at Druids on lap 45. He went on to win the race by nearly a minute with Lauda second.
Months later however, Hunt was stripped of his win after a Ferrari protest. This left Lauda the winner and leading the championship going into the next race, the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
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