The Vol 21 of the Racing Pictorial Series is featuring the first F1 Championship race in Japan in 1976. The
previous season champion Niki Lauda won several champions at the first half of the season, however he was deeply injured during the Dutch GP. James Hunt from McLaren was closing the gap with Niki after his injury, but Niki returned to the circuit just after 2 weeks to defend his advantage. At the last stop, the first Japanese GP at Fuji Speedway, Niki and Hunt fought under heavy rain and Hunt won the Driver Championship for just 1 point. Nowadays, people still discussing this race and many magazines had issued special features.
In this Racing Pictorial we selected precious pictures that not been used in special features and focusing on details, all from the great photographer Joe Honda. Cars included: Lotus 77, Ferrari 312 T2, McLaren M23, Tyrrell P34, Brabham BT45, MARCH 761, Penske PC4, Ligier JS5, Shadow DN8 and DN5, Surtees TS19, Williams FW05, Fittipaldi FD04, Hesketh 308C, Kojima KE007, Maki FA102A and Tyrrell 007.
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