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#1 the.stroker

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:33 AM

F1 legend Niki Lauda has died;

https://www.bbc.co.u...europe-48345660

#2 Ethel

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:01 AM

Heard it on the radio,

 

What I hadn't realised was he was back racing just 40 days after that horrendous crash.

 

That timescale sounds biblical - his character and courage clearly was.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:32 AM

Just heard it on the news about 10 mins ago.

Very sad. He had balls and brains.

 

They don't make them like that anymore.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:39 AM

Heard it on the radio,

 

What I hadn't realised was he was back racing just 40 days after that horrendous crash.

 

That timescale sounds biblical - his character and courage clearly was.

watch Rush it covers that quite well.

 

he started in Minis.

 

https://www.motorspo...lauda-1949-2019



#5 Twincam

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:00 PM

Definitely had the balls! Only missed two races after his accident as he had a helmet made specifically for him to race with his injuries!

 

Will be missed - Race In Peace.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:07 PM

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"Born Andreas Nikolaus Lauda in Vienna on 22 February 1949, he grew up in privileged circumstances, with a wealthy paternal grandfather. He showed little interest in formal education, and instead gravitated towards cars. In April '68, he acquired a Mini Cooper, and, without his parents' knowledge, made his competition debut with second place at a hillclimb."

 

Obituary: Niki Lauda - 1949-2019

https://www.autospor...lauda--19492019


Edited by mab01uk, 21 May 2019 - 06:07 PM.





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