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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:39 am 
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:40 am 
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What was his last name again?


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:10 am 
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For some reason from the ages of 8 to about 12 (this was the 70's). I was obsessed with motor racing, tho I've hardly given it a glance since. Back then I remember following the likes of Lauda, Andretti, Piquet, Fittipaldi etc religiously.

I still think RUSH is one of the best sports movies ever made.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:42 am 
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Dark wrote:
What was his last name again?


LAUDA


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:41 am 
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I still think RUSH is one of the best sports movies ever made.


Agree but took a lot of liberties with the truth though as Lauda and Hunt were actually good mates.

Anyway liked Lauda's direct no bullshit style. Vale


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Shrekles wrote:
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What was his last name again?


LAUDA


:x

Curses!

Am I really that transparent?


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:35 am 
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I understand his instructions to his family were for him to be cremated. Again.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:45 am 
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:( sad house here today.


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I understand his instructions to his family were for him to be cremated. Again.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:05 am 
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One of the greatest
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Burke's Boot wrote:
Speed Racer wrote:
I still think RUSH is one of the best sports movies ever made.


Agree but took a lot of liberties with the truth though as Lauda and Hunt were actually good mates.

Anyway liked Lauda's direct no bullshit style. Vale


Daniel Brühl was very well cast as Lauda in that film.

I was the Goodwood festival of speed last year and it was quite cool as you got to walk around the racing paddock where all the various vintage F1 cars were getting prepped before heading out and doing a few exhibition laps. Looking at some of those 1970s F1 cars up close makes you realise just what utter head cases those drivers were back then in terms of them just being strapped to an uncomfortable seat that was above a fuel tank and attached to a big f*ck off engine. There were pretty much zero safety features.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:33 am 
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RIP Niki. One of the true greats from a great era of motor racing.


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He recently had a lung transplant, possibly due to damage sustained in the fire all those years ago. A very driven man, achieved everything he applied his mind to attaining. RIP


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 am 
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Was discussing rubber compounds at some race when he was director and when asked how soft he wanted the tyres to be, he pointed to his ear and said “not as zoft as zis!”
Brundle I think it was had to turn away as was going to piss himself .

RIP, 70 was no real age


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:12 pm 
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One of the greats.

RIP.

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Only learned about him due to the film Rush. But what a guy! He shows it takes a mind set most don't have to go and be competitive again in an F1 car 6 weeks after almost burning to death in a crash.


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Burke's Boot wrote:
Speed Racer wrote:
I still think RUSH is one of the best sports movies ever made.


Agree but took a lot of liberties with the truth though as Lauda and Hunt were actually good mates.

Anyway liked Lauda's direct no bullshit style. Vale


Lauda approved, he said the film was 80% truth and 20% hollywood, he understood what films need to do and it was truthful enough for him to approve.


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eldanielfire wrote:
Only learned about him due to the film Rush. But what a guy! He shows it takes a mind set most don't have to go and be competitive again in an F1 car 6 weeks after almost burning to death in a crash.


One info not reported in the movie is that Enzo Ferrari was negotiating with Ronnie Peterson as
A replacement for the remaining races - a deal that Ronnie Peterson would have accepted only if tied with a full contract for the following year.
But Niki did not want to give him the chance to be his next pair at Ferrari - hence the additional motivation to get into the car as quick as possible (which shows more what he was made of - I mean:
He was almost dying in the accident and then in the hospital, and yet his worries were about who could be joining him at Ferrari next year!)


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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
I understand his instructions to his family were for him to be cremated. Again.


:lol: :lol:


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eldanielfire wrote:
Only learned about him due to the film Rush. But what a guy! He shows it takes a mind set most don't have to go and be competitive again in an F1 car 6 weeks after almost burning to death in a crash.

I'd agree most of us don't have that mindset but I think most F1 drivers do


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One of my first jobs in the city was in a trading room at RBS, and there was a beggar at bank who had similar facial scars and often got moved along by the security or given a tenner by one of the traders when they felt sorry for him - his nickname was Bernie Lauda


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backrow wrote:
One of my first jobs in the city was in a trading room at RBS, and there was a beggar at bank who had similar facial scars and often got moved along by the security or given a tenner by one of the traders when they felt sorry for him - his nickname was Bernie Lauda


A pilot mate got his face burnt off in an ag plane crash. One of the guys nicknamed him The Sunday Roast.

This shows a lot what sort of man Lauda was. Took on Boeing after his airliner crash, and put them in their place. Never backed off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauda_Air_Flight_004

Legend.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:48 pm 
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Paddy Power are offering 3/1 that Lauda will survive his cremation.


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Double lung transplant last year. Waste of a couple of useful organs that should have gone to a much younger person.


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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
I understand his instructions to his family were for him to be cremated. Again.

:lol: :lol: Baaad man


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obelixtim wrote:
backrow wrote:
One of my first jobs in the city was in a trading room at RBS, and there was a beggar at bank who had similar facial scars and often got moved along by the security or given a tenner by one of the traders when they felt sorry for him - his nickname was Bernie Lauda


A pilot mate got his face burnt off in an ag plane crash. One of the guys nicknamed him The Sunday Roast.

This shows a lot what sort of man Lauda was. Took on Boeing after his airliner crash, and put them in their place. Never backed off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauda_Air_Flight_004

Legend.


Never knew that :thumbup:


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Double lung transplant last year. Waste of a couple of useful organs that should have gone to a much younger person.


Maybe a 35 year old that smoked 60 a day and never moved from his sofa?


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Sandstorm wrote:
Double lung transplant last year. Waste of a couple of useful organs that should have gone to a much younger person.



Probably belonged to a Chinese person who just disappeared.


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