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  • Japanese Grand Prix
  • Lauda courage sees Hunt dramatically snatch title
  • October 24, 1976: Third place at a rain-lashed inaugural Japanese Grand Prix was enough to secure James Hunt his first and only world title, a tense finale to a season of almost unprecedented on-track fluctuations and off-field drama

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Hunt wins to keep title race alive
  • October 3, 1976: James Hunt won the Canadian Grand Prix but actually lost ground on Niki Lauda in the drivers' championship as it had earlier in the week been announced his victory at Silverstone had been overturned by the FIA.

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Peterson wins on Lauda's remarkable return
  • September 12, 1976: Ronnie Peterson's wretched luck with his March was put to one side for a day as he won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, his third victory in the race in four seasons. But all the media attention before and after the race surrounded the remarkable return of Niki Lauda

  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Hunt holds off Regazzoni to slice Lauda's lead
  • August 29, 1976: James Hunt celebrated his 29th birthday with victory at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, and in so doing closed the gap on Niki Lauda in the drivers' championship to three points with four races remaining

  • German Grand Prix
  • Hunt's win forgotten as Lauda's life hangs in the balance
  • August 1, 1976: James Hunt won the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring but no-one remembers that. Instead, the abiding memory of the race is a burning Ferrari with an unconscious Niki Lauda trapped within

  • French Grand Prix
  • Hunt wins as Lauda retires
  • July 4, 1976: The seemingly effortless procession of Niki Lauda and the Ferraris, which had wobbled in Sweden, came off the rails completely at Paul Ricard

  • Swedish Grand Prix
  • Tyrrells finally come good at Anderstorp
  • June 13, 1976: Niki Lauda's domination of the season was put on hold as Jody Scheckter gave the innovative Tyrrell P34 six-wheeler its maiden grand prix win in Sweden

  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Four from six for Lauda with Monaco win
  • May 30, 1976: Niki Lauda's successful season continued in Monte Carlo as he clinched the Monaco Grand Prix - his fourth win in six starts - with the six-wheeled Tyrrells second and third

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Lauda heads Regazzoni as Ferrari dominates
  • May 16, 1976: Niki Lauda's third win of the season at Zolder (at the time it was reported as his fourth as he had been awarded the Spanish Grand Prix following James Hunt's disqualification) gave him a commanding 27-point lead in the drivers' championship

  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Hunt wins ... two months later
  • May 2, 1976: The European season began at Jarama and although James Hunt won the Spanish Grand Prix, his first win for McLaren, he was then disqualified a few minutes later as stewards decided his car was too wide

  • United States Grand Prix West
  • Regazzoni dominates Ferrari one-two
  • March 28, 1976: Ferrari dominated the new Long Beach Grand Prix, although it was Clay Regazzoni who led home team-mate Niki Lauda

  • South African Grand Prix
  • Two from two as Lauda holds on
  • March 6, 1976: Niki Lauda's second win of the season laid down a marker for the year, and his victory at the South African Grand Prix came in the old 1975 Ferrari

  • Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Lauda's defence off to flying start
  • January 25, 1976: World champion Niki Lauda in a Ferrari dominated the season-opening Brazilian Grand Prix, leading home Patrick Depailler's Tyrrell by 21 seconds

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