London, Oct 15 (ANI): Formula One driver James Hunt, slept with 33 British Airways -hostesses during his two-week stay in Tokyo before the race that made him 1976 world champ, it has emerged.
Hunt was more outrageous than in the last two weeks of October 1976, when he was in Tokyo battling Niki Lauda for the title of Formula One world motor racing champion.
He had spent the two weeks leading up to the race on a round-the-clock alcohol, cannabis and cocaine binge with his friend Barry Sheene, who was world motorcycle champion that year.
Hunt would often have sex minutes before climbing into the cockpit. He had a gigantic appetite for sex.
In Japan, his playground of choice was the Tokyo Hilton, where every morning British Airways stewardesses were dropped off at reception for a 24-hour stopover, reports the Daily Mail.
Hunt unfailingly met them as they checked in and invited them to his suite for a party - they always said yes.
Nothing could have prepared Patrick Head, now co-owner of the Williams F1 team but then a young car designer, for the morning when he inadvertently walked into the wrong pit garage.
He found Hunt inside, with his racing overalls around his ankles, cavorting with a Japanese girl. Hunt laughed when he saw the interloper, who left, not quite believing what he had seen.
A few minutes later, Hunt left the garage and went around the side to carry out his pre-race ritual of vomiting - the result of extreme nerves combined with overindulgence.
Finally ready for action, Hunt went out to drive the race of his life, and won the 1976 world championship, beating his nearest rival by one point. (ANI)