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      05-20-2019, 09:00 PM   #1
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RIP Niki Lauda

3 time F1 world champion/Austrian race legend Niki Lauda died at age 70.
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What a shame, I enjoyed watching him race as a boy and followed his recovery after the crash. He was a great racer. Glad they made the movie Rush because those weren't even born yet were introduced to Niki. If you haven’t seen it check it out. RIP N.L.
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Sad news. Rest up Niki.
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RIP Niki : https://jalopnik.com/niki-lauda-form...cha-1834907056
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RIP to a legend. Amazing how much he did after what would have stopped many men.
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I met Niki at the German Grand Prix in 2013 as a guest of MBZ. He was an engaging and friendly person to the civilians but was still no nonsense.

All of motor racing should mourn the great man. Not just a great driver but a great thinker, as well.

RIP Niki.

From the F1 website:

BREAKING - NIKI LAUDA HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY FOLLOWING HIS RECENT ILLNESS AGED 70 ��
The world will forever be a different place without him in it and we sure will miss seeing him in the paddock and on our F1 screens. What a great man he was and an inspiration to all.
Niki had been battling health issues since mid-last year, including a lung transplant in August that required a two-month stay in hospital.
He was then hospitalised again for a short period at the beginning of 2019 after contracting a flu infection.
There have been reports from Austrian press in the recent days that he's been receiving kidney dialysis in Switzerland.
It has now been confirmed that he has succumbed to his ill health, passing away on Monday surrounded by family.
"With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday," his family said in a statement issued to Austrian media.
"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, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed."
RIP Niki ��
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One of the best, RIP.

I got an extra 43 years from 1976!
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Amen to that- he was one of the very best!
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We've lost legend. RIP
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I hadn't seen him at any races in a while, I was wondering if he was ok.
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Dude crashed and got his face burned off in the resulting fire. That little issue only caused him to miss TWO RACES.

What a warrior. I raise a drink to you.
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R.I.P. Niki Lauda

Niki passed away with just 70th y/o. The 3-time F1 world champion survived into the 70ths a horrible crash with heavy burnings at the world famous "Green Hell" aka Nordschleife at Nürburgring.
Also founded "Lauda Air" and "Fly Niki", now hes roaring into heaven, godspeed!
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Dude crashed and got his face burned off in the resulting fire. That little issue only caused him to miss TWO RACES.

What a warrior. I raise a drink to you.
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he was a man with sheer will and great determination..
as he says.. "I have a reason to look ugly, most people don't."

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