Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

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Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by campbell » Tue May 21, 2019 8:04 am

Sad day but what an inspiration.

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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by mik » Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am

Brave, amazing man, and 70 is way too young. (Although someone pointed out to me earlier that making in 40+ years after being given the last rites is pretty impressive).

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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by j2 lot » Tue May 21, 2019 10:51 am

Sad news. A remarkable man for his determination. Astounding that he was back racing only a few weeks after a near fatal accident a different mentality in those days, and his death is a loss to the establishment of F1.
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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by DJ » Tue May 21, 2019 12:41 pm

Had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to him back in 2007. Spotted him in the Emirates lounge in Dubai when awaiting my connecting flight to Australia to go to the F1 GP. Had an Autosport on me and it had an article on Niki so wandered over and asked him to sign it. Slight apprehension as he had a bit of a reputation but couldn't have been nicer. Had a chat about Lauda Air amongst other things. Then when I got on the plane he was in the seat/booth right in front of me, so another chat mainly about the hype around Lewis Hamilton making his F1 debut.

Many people were saying Tiger's recent Major win was the greatest comeback in sporting history. I would say Niki's was a touch more impressive.

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Post by campbell » Tue May 21, 2019 5:29 pm

Great insight there, Dickson.

Value of that Autosport just shot up a bit eh ;-)
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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by IanD » Tue May 21, 2019 6:12 pm

Sad news. Has been good to see him around F1 the last few years and the significance and benefits of him being involved.

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Tue May 21, 2019 10:51 am
Sad news. A remarkable man for his determination. Astounding that he was back racing only a few weeks after a near fatal accident a different mentality in those days, and his death is a loss to the establishment of F1.

Great to see you posting Keith :thumbsup
Only saw your Facebook posts late last night , good luck in your recovery. :shock:
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Post by j2 lot » Tue May 21, 2019 6:30 pm

Thanks Ian. I will add a separate post later tonight so as not to drift this one.
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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by DJ » Tue May 21, 2019 9:04 pm

campbell wrote:Great insight there, Dickson.

Value of that Autosport just shot up a bit eh ;-)
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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by BigD » Tue May 21, 2019 9:40 pm

DJ wrote:
campbell wrote:Great insight there, Dickson.

Value of that Autosport just shot up a bit eh ;-)
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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by campbell » Tue May 21, 2019 10:18 pm

I recognised 3 of the 4 cover girls there

Great stuff Dickson.
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Re: Niki Lauda - loss of a legend

Post by campbell » Tue May 21, 2019 10:52 pm

Couple of extra angles here from our old pal Joe:

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