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Niki Lauda, Legendary Racing Driver, Dies Ages 70

The legendary Formula 1 driver, Niki Lauda, passed away on the Monday of this week at the age of 70. He underwent a lung transplant in August but according to his family “passed away peacefully”.

The three-time Formula 1 champion was a legend in the industry, and was regarded as one of the best drivers ever to sit behind the wheel of a racing car. He took the titles behind the wheel of a Ferrari in 1975 and 1977, and McLaren in 1984. But is more likely most well known for his serious accident at the Nurburgring during the 1976 German Grand Prix.

He suffered from serious burns and was scarred for life, but despite this, he returned to finish the championship. The next year, he won.

His family said, “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.”

We will miss him greatly, and send his family and friends our best wishes. The invincible man will always remain just that.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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