Freddie Hunt, born June 28th 1987 in Guilford UK is the son of Formula One 1976 World Champion, James Hunt and Sarah Lomax.
He began carving out a motor racing career of his own in 2007, with Formula Ford GB and ADAC Formula Masters but during the 2009 season he decided to take a break from the sport due to the pressures that come with carrying such a big name in motorsport. He returned to Argentina to pursue his passion for wildlife, outdoor adventuring and farm life while connecting one more time with Polo.
Following an invite to a race in Buenos Aires in 2013 he decided to return to motorsport as he now felt he had the necessary maturity to compete under pressure. It was also in 2013 when he returned to the UK for the film premier of the movie Rush, a Hollywood production with a stellar cast (Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wild) directed by none less then Ron Howard which tells the story about the legendary battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt. From here meeting Mathias Lauda, the two famous sons decided to enter some races together in the MRF challenge which saw them competing against each other in Dubai, Qatar and India.
In 2022, Freddie signed to Reiter Engineering - an experienced team based out of Germany. Currently competing in the LMP2 class, he aims to showcase his talent in the Michelin Le Mans Cup Series, and has his sights set on winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2026; the 50th anniversary of his father’s F1 victory in 1976.
In 2022, Freddie Hunt signed a 5-year contract with ReiterEngineering.
After several years away from racing, British driver Freddie Hunt has set himself the ambitious goal of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans to mark the 50th anniversary of his father's F1 World Championship title in 2026. The project goes by the slogan "The Hunt for Le Mans".
After 20 successful years in GT racing, the Bavarian team Reiter Engineering is venturing into prototype racing. Together with Freddie Hunt, the first step on the way to LeMans is to be taken by participating in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. While the focus in the first season together is on the first podium finishes, the long-term goal is clear: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The road there is long and will probably take the team via the European Le Mans Series and the WEC, but with the long-term partnership that has now been concluded, a solid foundation has been laid to put these plans into practice.