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Message 1994531 - Posted: 21 May 2019, 2:33:40 UTC

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Three-times Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family says.

The Austrian took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984.

He was badly burned in a crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix, but recovered and returned to racing. He was also a pilot and set up two airlines.

In January, he spent some 10 days in hospital while suffering from influenza. Last August, he had a double lung transplant.

"With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday," his family said in a statement.
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Message 1994532 - Posted: 21 May 2019, 2:37:19 UTC

Niki Lauda, Three-Time Formula 1 World Driving Champion, Dies at 70

I loved watching him drive. Off to that Nürburgring in the sky. RIP sir.
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Message 1994548 - Posted: 21 May 2019, 4:50:40 UTC

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Message 1994554 - Posted: 21 May 2019, 6:27:21 UTC

One of the last "Gentlemen Racers" - I will miss him :-(
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A true Legend, what a man.
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