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A sad loss indeed.
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The loss of a true legend.
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Very sad.
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Just reading about it. To drive after that accident shows courage beyond measure. One of the few people to earn the epithet ‘Legend’.

RIP Niki
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Good lad, Niki. RIP.



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I knew Niki Lauda had been in and out of hospital with serious infections following a lung transplant, I knew that no-one was immortal, but was still shocked to hear he'd died. I expected him to be back in the F1 paddock, denouncing the latest rule change as "bl**dy sh*t", and speaking with his unique blend of directness and humour.

Watched him in F3, then F1 as a rookie, admired his rise, rated him miles above his contemporaries, and was at the Nurburgring in 1976 when he had his accident (though not at the scene, thank God). Liked the way he dismissed questions about his burns by saying he was ugly anyway. Enjoyed his stories about Ford managers sawing through the legs of his chair when he was Jaguar team principal. Cannot forget his response when asked a few years back why he was walking around the scene of the '76 accident: "I'm looking for my ear."

People come and go, but there'll never be another Niki Lauda, that's for sure.
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He always claimed that his darkest time was the day of the Lauda air plane crash when 223 people died. How he dealt with the aftermath is a masterclass in corporate responsibility. Unfortunately Boeing don't appear to have learnt from the lesson Niki gave them. A man of impeccable integrity.

Farewell Niki, your life was lived well.
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A legend in the truest sense of the word, we shall not see his like again.....
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Despite him batting for the enemy (Mercedes) I really liked him. Such a shame.
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Perfect time to watch Rush again...great movie.
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Perfect time to watch Rush again...great movie.
It is brilliant
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