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Old 05-20-2019, 10:29 PM
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Probably the racing hero that made the biggest impact on me as a fan.

Really liked that guy...
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Wonderful person ..salt of the earth ..My very first racing hero. God Bless
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That's a shame. Thought he was too tough to die.
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Before Mercedes - 2012 COTA


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Old 05-21-2019, 12:55 AM
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Damn damn damn. so sad.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:24 AM
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RIP to my favorite F1 driver.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:59 AM
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Just saw this. RIP Nikki.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:57 AM
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Oh man. Like Luigi posted, he seemed to be one of those too tough to die.

Perhaps he is reminiscing with James Hunt - imagine that conversation.

RIP Niki

-Mike

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Old 05-21-2019, 11:44 AM
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I didn't realize that after F1 Niki got into the airline business and even got a commercial pilot's license:


And then there is the contribution he made to the safety of the 767 and other aircraft after his airline lost one back in 1991:

Lauda takes on Boeing

Makes me wish he was around to give Boeing a tune up about its 737 Max. His leadership in dealing with Lauda Air Flight 004 is so impressive compared to what we typically see today. By not backing off, he literally made the entire Boeing commercial lineup safer:

From The Seattle Times:
In early August, Boeing alerted airlines worldwide that more than 1,600 late-model 747s, 757s, 737s and 767s had reverser systems common to the one now implicated in the May 26 Lauda tragedy, which killed all 223 on board.
-Mike
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