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    Followed his World Championship victory in the Japanese Grand Prix in october, British racing drive James Hunt has been presented with his award by the International Automobile Federation in Paris, France.

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    Followed his World Championship victory in the Japanese Grand Prix in october, British racing drive James Hunt has been presented with his award by the International Automobile Federation in Paris, France.

    SYNOPSIS: The deciding event for this year's formula One World Championship was the Japanese Grand Prix, with Hunt at the time behind Austria's Niki Lauda in the points table. Three points separated them -- with Hunt needing to do much better than Lauda to clinch the world title.

    Hunt's first break came when Lauda pulled back into the pits shortly after the start, saying rain made driving conditions impossible. The defending World Champion eventually pulled out. He was still recovering from almost fatal injuries he had received in the West German Grand Prix. Hunt could even then have lost if he had not come in the first four - but the drove hard to take the chequered flag - and the world title.

    However Hunt was a little slower when it came to collecting his International Automobile Federation award in Paris on Friday. He was late for the presentation -- and the ceremony was delayed until he arrived.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IK0YJVHMMF643P5YYKT5NZL0
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IK0YJVHMMF643P5YYKT5NZL0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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