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Jack Hunsley
HUN01
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Uk British
Active years 1988-2003
Teams Ita Ferrari (1988)
Ita Dallara (1991)
Ita Minardi (1992-1993)
Uk Williams (1994-1998)
Ire Jordan (1999-2002)
Uk McLaren (2003)
Races 213
Championships 3 (1998, 2000, 2001)
Wins 25
Podiums 60
Career points 513
Pole positions 30
Fastest laps 9
First race 1988 Italian Grand Prix
First win 1992 Japanese Grand Prix
Last win 2001 Italian Grand Prix
Last race 2003 British Grand Prix
  • 1988 Ferrari of Hunsley
  • 1991 Dallara of Hunsley
  • 1992 Minardi of Hunsley
  • 1993 Minardi of Hunsley
  • 1994 Williams of Hunsley
  • 1995 Williams of Hunsley
  • 1996 Williams of Hunsley
  • 1997 Williams of Hunsley
  • 1998 Williams of Hunsley
  • 1999 Jordan of Hunsley
  • Second title in the EJ10
  • Back-to-back champion with Jordan

Jack Hunsley is a British racing driver who is currently competing in the Formula One career for Williams. He has also competeed in the Grand Prix 4 Touring Car Championship for Diablo Racing and in the Epsilon Euskadi Season 1.

1988 Edit

Joining late on in the 1988 season, Hunsley first appeared on the F1 grid at the Italian Grand Prix taking the place of Gerhard Berger at Ferrari. Unfortunately for the young Brit his race would end prematurely after crashing out of the race early on. A strong performance a race later at Estoril where he raced to 8th position after qualifying a lowly 16th showed that Hunsley maybe one to watch for the future. However this would be his best result of the season, finishing on 0 points from his 5 grand prix starts.

1991 Edit

Two years on from his Ferrari spell Hunsley was back on the grid, this time driving for new team Dallara. With unproven machinery below him, Hunsley found it difficult to make his mark on the sport until producing a stellar drive at Spa Francorchamps in the Belgian Grand prix saw him secure his first World Championship point. Again however, this would be the highlight of his year as he finished 19th overall as he set out to join his third team in three F1 season with Minardi.

1992 Edit

It was at Minardi that Hunsley finally found his feet. At the season opener in Kyalami Hunsley drove a brilliant race to secure his first F1 podium finish after starting 7th on the grid, just one and a half seconds behind eventual race winner Lesley Buurlage. Further points would follow in Spain, Germany and Hungary before the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka saw him qualify in second on the Saturday, before a strong drive on Sunday saw him become an F1 Grand Prix winner for the first time. His best season by far, Hunsley finished the year with 21 points, 8th in the WDC and a contract extension with Minardi into 1993.

1993 Edit

1993 started strongly for Hunsley with a 5th placed points finish in Kyalami but things unravelled a week later at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos where he was forced to retire early on with a puncture. However a race later Hunsley was back and on fire as he thought through mixed conditions to take a second career win with victory at the European Grand Prix at Donington Park. Other notable results would follow with podiums at Imola and Monaco adding further weight to Jack's quickly filling CV and soon F1s top teams came calling with a contract to race for Williams being signed before the season's end. Hunsley ended 1993 with his best season yet: one victory, two podiums, 25 WDC points and 6th placed in the championship.

1994 Edit

The task of rebuilding the Williams team seemed tough prior to the start of the 1994 season. Whilst the British team had made progress since finishing last in the Constructors Championship in 1992, Hunsley still had single handedly outscored Williams throughout the 1993 season. However the signing of 1992 World Champion Tobi Kederer showed the British team meant business.

Unfortunately for Hunsley however his team mate adapted to the conditions far quicker then the Brit and stormed to three race wins, finishing 2nd in the championship. In contrast, Hunsley endured a difficult season, with his best placed finish being 4th at the Monaco and Japanese Grand Prixs. Jack would finish the season with just 12 points and 12th overall in the standings.

1995 Edit

1995 was much better than the previous season for Hunsley but still saw him outclassed by his German counterpart. Whilst Kederer narrowly took his second world title by 3 points over Rui Martins, Hunsley could only manage 26 points in comparison. However, 1995 did see Hunsley first Williams victory and first in two years, after he took victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, as well as a further four podium finishes. However Hunsley would have to improve in 1996 if he wanted to stay at the front.

1996 Edit

Fortunately 1996 proved to be Hunsley's best season to date. Whilst he could do little to stop Kederer taking a second consecutive title Hunsley put in his best season to date. Hunsley's three victories at the San Marino, Belgian and Japanese Grand Prixs doubled his own career's total. In addition many have argued that only rotten luck prevent Hunsley stealing a maiden title with his 9 consecutive only resulting in 19 championship points due to a variety of unfortunate luck and minor errors. However, the 49 points he did manage to accumulate helped Williams to their second WCC title and 3rd place in the championship.

1997 Edit

After his breakthrough 1996 season, 1997 was poised to be the season Hunsley mounted his first true title challenge. With Kederer leaving for pastures new at Ferrari, Hunsley was thrust into the position of team leader as Jimmy Laad joined the team from Footwork. Early on prospects were high after he secured his 15th pole position at the season opener, resulting in 2nd placed finish the day after. Further podium finishes in Brazil, Spain and Canada have put Hunsley within just one point of the WDC lead as the season reaches it's halfway stage.

StatisticsEdit

Complete Formula 1 resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
1988 Scuderia Ferrari BRA
SMR
MON
MEX
CAN
DET
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
Ret
POR
8
ESP
12
JPN
Ret
AUS
9
29th 0
1991 Scuderia Italia USA
Ret
BRA
13
SMR
9
MON
Ret
CAN
19
MEX
17
FRA
14
GBR
Ret
GER
12
HUN
Ret
BEL
6
ITA
Ret
POR
7
ESP
16
JPN
11
AUS
11
19th 1
1992 Minardi Team RSA
3
MEX
Ret
BRA
Ret
ESP
5
SMR
17
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
5
HUN
4
BEL
11
ITA
11
POR
9
JPN
1
AUS
10
8th 21
1993 Minardi Team RSA
5
BRA
Ret
EUR
1
SMR
3
ESP
5
MON
3
CAN
6
FRA
10
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
12
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
6
JPN
6
AUS
12
6th 25
1994 Rothmans Williams Renault BRA
15
PAC
7
SMR
Ret
MON
4
ESP
13
CAN
Ret
FRA
11
GBR
Ret
GER
5
HUN
9
BEL
16
ITA
Ret
POR
5
EUR
8
JPN
4
AUS
5
12th 12
1995 Rothmans Williams Renault BRA
7
ARG
10
SMR
12
ESP
Ret
MON
11
CAN
1
FRA
12
GBR
Ret
GER
17
HUN
3
BEL
3
ITA
3
POR
9
EUR
Ret
PAC
3
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
5th 26
1996 Rothmans Williams Renault AUS
9
BRA
4
ARG
12
EUR
4
SMR
1
MON
Ret
ESP
14
CAN
11
FRA
Ret
GBR
3
GER
Ret
HUN
11
BEL
1
ITA
4
POR
2
JPN
1
3rd 49
1997 Rothmans Williams Renault AUS
2
BRA
3
ARG
4
SMR
Ret
MON
16
ESP
3
CAN
2
FRA
Ret
GBR
12
GER
1
HUN
Ret
BEL
4
ITA
11
AUT
8
LUX
3
JPN
2
EUR
Ret
2nd 46
1998 Winfield Williams AUS
Ret
BRA
13
ARG
Ret
SMR
4
ESP
4
MON
Ret
CAN
1
FRA
16
GBR
11
AUT
11
GER
1
HUN
1
BEL
Ret
ITA
2
LUX
1
JPN
1
1st 62
1999 Benson & Hedges Jordan AUS
18
BRA
11
SMR
10
MON
3
ESP
10
CAN
2
FRA
1
GBR
4
AUT
Ret
GER
3
HUN
3
BEL
5
ITA
Ret
EUR
13
MAL
10
JPN
8
5th 33
2000 Benson & Hedges Jordan AUS
2
BRA
5
SMR
2
GBR
15
ESP
4
EUR
6
MON
1
CAN
1
FRA
1
AUT
3
GER
4
HUN
Ret
BEL
2
ITA
1
USA
3
JPN
1
MAL
1
1st 95
2001 Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda AUS
1
MAL
6
BRA
11
SMR
Ret
ESP
4
AUT
1
MON
2
CAN
1
EUR
2
FRA
4
GBR
1
GER
1
HUN
2
BEL
3
ITA
1
USA
2
JPN
2
1st 101
2002 DHL Jordan Honda AUS
Ret
MAL
6
BRA
6
SMR
3
ESP
Ret
AUT
9
MON
5
CAN
2
EUR
4
GBR
16
FRA
10
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
8
ITA
8
USA
Ret
JPN
4
6th 20
2003 West McLaren Mercedes AUS
15
MAL
10
BRA
13
SMR
2
ESP
13
AUT
14
MON
11
CAN
4
EUR
Ret
FRA
6
GBR
3
GER HUN ITA USA JPN 12th 22

Grand Prix winsEdit

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