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Niki Lauda

Old 21st May 2019, 03:22
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Niki Lauda

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A fighter and a gentleman
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Old 21st May 2019, 04:17
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One of the greats of the sport. A true legend. R.I.P.
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Old 21st May 2019, 06:13
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The sun will shine a bit less bright today. Rest in peace, racer.
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Old 21st May 2019, 06:42
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Very sad to hear the news - a brave man who doubtless relished and appreciated the 43 years he might not have had...
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Old 21st May 2019, 06:42
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Niki achieved a lot, in both sport and commerce.
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Old 21st May 2019, 07:37
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I saw him drive in his last ever F1 race in 1985. A privilege to watch.
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Old 21st May 2019, 07:40
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Had him on the jump seat once

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Old 21st May 2019, 10:25
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Today's Daily Telegraph has an obit and a repeat of an interview from a few years ago, both well worth reading. Can't do links at present....
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Old 21st May 2019, 13:56
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That was way to early!
Mind You, he got a second chance and boy did he go!
There is a film made, I recommend it.

Niki, we miss You.
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Old 21st May 2019, 14:01
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Originally Posted by BluSdUp View Post
There is a film made, I recommend it.
Indeed - Rush
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Old 21st May 2019, 15:09
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Genuinely shocked, I thought he was invincible. One of the few people I genuinely admired, doesn't say much, but I had enormous respect for the man.

And to see it relegated in the BBC news, to me this should have been the major headline.

I'll always laugh at his jokes about flying, especially the one that "any monkey could fly a 767" when he was CP, 767 rated (and owner) of Lauda.
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Old 21st May 2019, 20:19
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He was one of those with élan.
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Old 21st May 2019, 21:54
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Damn. I have a little mental game I play - about 30 years ago I was able to share a beer with Innes Ireland - really, really cool (except that when he found out I worked for Boeing, all he wanted to talk about was aircraft), a few years later I was able do the same with the late, great Phil Hill. Given the opportunity to do it again, which former (but living) F1 driver would I want to have a beer with. Niki had been on the top of the list for quite a while.
Niki was one of the great drivers and a legitimately good guy - and managed to survive at a time when not that many did. Plus, he shared my two loves - racing cars and aircraft.
Perhaps I'll watch Rush tonight in tribute.
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Old 21st May 2019, 22:28
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I thought that 'Rush' was very apposite.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 01:12
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
I thought that 'Rush' was very apposite.
I've heard very few complaints about the movie 'Rush' from my racing buddies. Mainly they revolve around the relationship between Lauda and Hunt - in real life, while fierce rivals on the track, they were good friends off it - hardly like what was portrayed in the film. Still, one of the best auto racing movies ever made (admittedly, that's a little bit of damning with faint praise).
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Old 22nd May 2019, 13:09
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One of the greatest in Formula 1, when it was interesting. RIP Niki Lauda. You did well.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 14:21
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And to see it relegated in the BBC news, to me this should have been the major headline.
It was for several hours when it first went up yesterday; I was pleasantly surprised.

RIP Mr. Lauda.
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