Hunt vs Lauda rivalry reignited with Donington sons' shootout


Donington will host Hunt vs Lauda this weekend with the sons of the F1 champions going head-to-head


The Hunt vs Lauda rivalry returns this weekend with Freddie Hunt and Mathias Lauda racing against each other at Donington Park.

Sons of F1 champions James and Niki, the two will compete in the Sports Prototype Cup on Saturday as part of the BARC schedule, racing in Revolution A-One prototypes painted to look like the McLaren and Ferrari their fathers drove in the 1970s.

Film crews will be present at the track as part of a documentary series focused on the children of famous parents. James Hunt and Niki Lauda’s iconic rivalry lives on as one of the most memorable in F1 history, with their title showdown immortalised in the 2013 film, Rush.

The sons have gone wheel-to-wheel in the past in the and have teamed up as well. They were rivals the MRF Challenge single-seater series in India back in 2014.

Lauda achieved the better finish in MRF but the duo were team-mates in the NASCAR Euro series, racing alongside one another for DF1 Racing in 2016. Once more, Lauda achieved the better race result that season.


Revolution A-One racing featured this year on the Italian GP support bill

Since then, the pair have secured plenty of GT and sports car racing experience. Lauda has competed in the World Endurance Championship and at Le Mans, most recently in 2019.

Hunt has LMP3 and GT4 experience under his belt and has turned his attentions to an entry at Le Mans in the near future.

This weekend they will be racing as part of the 15-driver field that also includes Sir Chris Hoy. Two 30-minute races will be run as part of the series’ usual weekend schedule.

They will be at the wheel of the Revolution A-One sports cars. The series has appeared on the support bill of Formula 1 this season, featuring at the Italian Grand Prix weekend last month and also raced on the 2020 Portuguese GP weekend at Portimao last season.

Both races will be available to watch live via the BARC YouTube channel on Saturday though the documentary will not be airing until 2022.