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Niki Lauda: looking back at the life of a Formula One legend

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The three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time, has died at 70 after battling declining health.

In 1976, Lauda was almost killed at the German Grand Prix in one of the most famous accidents in the history of motorsport, but went on to make a remarkable recovery.

Chase Carey, the chairman and chief executive of the Formula One group, said: ‘His love of racing and the courage he demonstrated were simply extraordinary and he inspired so many fans.’

The Austrian also became a successful airline entrepreneur and went on to have senior roles in F1 management, most recently as non-executive chairman at Mercedes since 2012, where he helped bring Lewis Hamilton to the team.

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    Guardian Sport

    More than a machine: Niki Lauda was an F1 rebel in his own way. Read more ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/21/niki-lauda-a-single-minded-f1-champion-who-beat-the-best-of-his-age

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    from an age when men drove F1 cars…..

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    Miroslav Ťažký

    R.IP. Niki Lauda (*1949-+2019)

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    A Gentleman. A World Champion.
    A Motor Racing Legend.
    Auf Wiedersehen Niki.

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    I can't believe it 🙁

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    Rip… F1 took a damage today…

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    Thanks To RUSH (2013) Movie i come to know about him… Great and inspirational man ! – Never give up !

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    Tough year in F1 so far. Losing Charlie Whiting and now Niki Lauda. RIP Niki…..a legend, a hero, and a champion.

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    i hardly care about F1 and im in tears hearing about his death….. i shared a picture and a post about him mere hours before his death…. absolutely shocked me

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    Some brilliant wisdom from Niki in this clip! A true great.

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    R.I.P to a formula 1 legend

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    Probably already looked HQ interview with honest legend N Lauda by Graham Bensinger if not you must

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    Indonesian Rails Production

    Rip Niki, I wish I can create my own Airlines

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    Conor Mc Entagart

    A True legend I think the greatest thing formula one 🏎 should do to honor this man is to change name of Austrian track to his name like what there doing in rio for senna. Or put up a statue at track in his honor .Niki Lauda give so much to formula one. The sport owns him a lot. I say if everyone got be hide this message we could make it happen for sure a great tribute to the man himself and his family. RIP Niki Lauda

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    He wore his battle scars proudly. "'I had a reason to look ugly. Most people don't." – I can't even imagine that strength of character.

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    Sachin manjrekar

    Love you 😘. Never forget you

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    Daniel SIVI-SZABO

    RIP Lauda

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    R.I.P. Racing legend. Your fighting spirit will never be forgotten.

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    Niki Lauda F1 racer who never give up he admired so many he never left the formula 1 after sever burn also

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    At 1:16 Lauda's watch goes missing after the hug.

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