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    RIP Niki

    Rest in peace Niki Lauda.
    What an amazing career on and off the track, that will be hard to match.
    I remember Lauda's interview on ZDF the night before the Nurburg ring crash.
    Luckily he survived for a 2nd career.
    RIP
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    wow...rip. growing up in austria this one is tough to swallow
    you can't argue with results

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    Wow, the toughest F1 driver to ever race. I thought he would live a thousand years that man.
    Rest in Peace Niki, you would always be remembered
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    Absolutely gutted. Loved Niki.

    RIP great man.

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    His work to improve the V6's sound was an amazing contribution to F1. He made them sound distinctly lauda.

    Seriously, though, it's a shame to see him go. He was a legend and, perhaps more importantly, always someone to speak his mind, which will be sorely missed in the world of politics that is F1. He was a truly unique character and I'm sure everyone in the paddock would have wanted him to stay on for much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truefan72 View Post
    wow...rip. growing up in austria this one is tough to swallow
    Growing up in Austria, it's hard to imagine a world without Niki, as he was so ubiquitous, always giving his opinion on everything from sports to business, (aircraft) technology and politics. His no-bullshit approach will be sorely missed!
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    It's sad when a larger than life legend goes, specially well before his time.

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    A truly gifted driver, a worthy champion, and one of my all time favorites.
    Rest in peace my man, and may the forza be with you!
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    He was the first Formula One driver that I ever followed and was a fan of.

    Strange, though I now understand that it happens to everyone, but all of my heroes are becoming ghosts.

    R.I.P.
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