After Hesketh met a young driver called James Hunt who was struggling to find work, having established a reputation as a somewhat reckless crasher of racing cars. Other than that, the dashing and mischievous ex-public schoolboy had the perfect credentials for a position with Hesketh Racing – and, in no time at all, he and Horsley had written off both Hesketh’s F3 machines.

The team subsequently upgraded to Formula Two and then, reasoning that he was spending so much money in racing’s lesser leagues, Hesketh suggested a move to Formula One – which would, surely, be even more fun?