Niki Lauda - 3 time F1 champion passes

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,443
    James Hunt was likely waiting for him at the gates, holding his helmet and driving gloves. Those two were fun to watch back in the day.

    What an extraordinary life he had. Rest in peace...
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,076
    Sad news indeed.

    Rest In Peace sir.
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  • DermDerm Posts: 83
    A true legend of F1 right to the end
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 623
    Very sad, R.I.P. I have his book.

    His recovery from his crash was quite remarkable.
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,820
    The Mercedes paddock will never be the same.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,292
    Talk about a man with courage.

    Sad to see him pass away so young.
  • minerminer Posts: 1,264
    Saw him race in the Dallas Grand Prix in 1984. Nigel Mansell tried pushing his car across the finish line after he ran out o fuel. Heat was major factor during this one-off race.
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 623
    I went to that race also. Yes, Nigel pushing his car across the finish line was something I'll never forget. He wasn't a fan of the Texas heat as I remember him commenting on it.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,630
    I remember him crashing and being burned badly in Germany in 1976... One of the most horrifying crashes ever and it was a miracle he survived.

    I was also in the grandstand at Indy in 1973 when Swede Savage hit the wall and then hit the infield pit wall and exploded into a huge fireball. Savage died later that year while recovering.

    RIP Niki.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,375
    Another legend has passed, RIP.
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  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 817
    A legend from when racing was dangerous and sex was safe. A sad day for racing and the fans.
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  • cmy330gocmy330go Posts: 2,336
    He was one of those rare lovable a-holes. In fact, I feel like he'd be annoyed with everyone for making a fuss about his passing. No sense in wasting energy on something that won't make the car faster.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,093
    Always enjoyed his no **** given attitude when it came to racing. If the rule wasn’t there expressly banning something, Niki would find a way to make it work.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,199
    RIP to a legendary driver.
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  • "His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain a role model and a benchmark for all of us.”

  • Good post. Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has passed away, aged 70.

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