Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Ruslan, May 21, 2019.
Bye. It has been a hell of drive !!!
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A true legend and a gent. Rest in peace Niki.
Entering F1 in an ageing BRM with nothing more than a huge bank loan and a considerable amount of talent. Proof that not all "pay drivers" have been bad for F1.
R. I. P. Niki.
also a touching tribute from heart
Edit, found the quote. It was Watkins Glen.
"It was funny, that weekend at the Glen. Niki and I had adjoining rooms in the hotel, with a connecting door. Early on race morning he came stomping over to my bed, already in his overalls, and announced, ‘Today I vill vin ze Vorld Championship!’ Whether he was being funny or trying to psyche me out, I don’t know, but I just dissolved into helpless laughter"
When you consider the relationship between Hunt and Lauda and how they remained friends under the extreme pressure of that season, it is difficult to imagine two drivers from rival teams going for the championship remaining friends like that today.
A good memory about this strong person.
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