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    ot RIP Niki Lauda

    True legend of the sport.

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    Quite so. I used to watch a lot of F1 but hadn't bothered this year. NL was on TV every race working with Mercedes but I didn't realise he was ill. Bit of a shock and a sad loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanChaiMiller View Post
    True legend of the sport.

    Indeed he was, unlike the overhyped fake ones we seem to have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Indeed he was, unlike the overhyped fake ones we seem to have now.
    You cant help yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanChaiMiller View Post
    You cant help yourself.

    The truth should be told, much as some may dislike it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanChaiMiller View Post
    You cant help yourself.
    WanChai, some forebearance please. Grist had his head shrunk to the size of a cricket ball on his Amazon expedition and now can only reduce any thread to a contemptuous disdain for overpaid fakers.

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    Example of the " some may dislike it"

    QED

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    F1 in the 70s was undoubtedly more dangerous than today, but it's hardly tiddlywinks nowadays is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    The truth should be told, much as some may dislike it.
    You probably struggle to comprehend this but your opinion doesn’t make it the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Townerslovechild View Post
    F1 in the 70s was undoubtedly more dangerous than today, but it's hardly tiddlywinks nowadays is it ?
    True, but neither is piloting a jumbo jet but those people don't get media led hero worship and rarely get knighthoods.

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    RIP

    From being read the last rites to racing again in 40 days after that horrific crash in 1976 took either guts or insanity! I suppose he's certainly one person who could appreciate living the last 43 years on borrowed time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    The truth should be told, much as some may dislike it.
    I suppose you mean the naked truth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMiller View Post
    RIP

    From being read the last rites to racing again in 40 days after that horrific crash in 1976 took either guts or insanity! I suppose he's certainly one person who could appreciate living the last 43 years on borrowed time.
    CAM, Not only that, on his first race back he took his helmet off to discover his face mask/guard was covered in blood from his facial sounds.

    Lost that season by one point to James Hunt but miraculously beat him the season after to reclaim the crown. A truly great driver in his day. RIP Niki.

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    I think I heard his lung problems dated back to inhaling fumes in that crash. Reminds me of an obit on a guy who died from the effects of bullet wounds he'd got sixty years before in WW2.

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