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R.I.P. Niki lauda

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RIP. My favorite driver as a kid. Took this pic last week in Italy because it still reminds me of the F1 Ferrari's of that era.

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See this video with Niki Lauda
The Giulietta didn't get to the US but it's on the same platform as the Alfetta.

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RIP Niki Lauda

always remember following the BT48 alfas.
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RIP Niki , one of my chidlhood F1 heroes

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It is great that his son, Mathias, is involved in racing, currently with Aston Martin.

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R.I.P. Niki. You were a living reminder of many things good and tough about Motorsport. You deserved a longer life, we’ll miss you.

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I saw him win in Anderstorp 1978 with the Brabham Alfa 46B and that is actually the last time an Alfa won GP until today, we are still waiting for an Alfa win!

Niki Lauda was always a special guy, very precise and scientific about his race cars, not willing to take stupid risks. Look at the film "Rush" from 2013 about the race opponents James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The race fans will miss Niki Lauda as agreat personality!

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A remarkable Man. Hope he's racing in Heaven.

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One of my most admired drivers, and after reading a biography you have to admire how he got more out of life than most. RIP

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Wasn't the last official F1 win by an Alfa powered car in 1978 when Lauda and Watson were classified 1st and 2nd in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, driving their Brabham Alfa BT46s? Andretti and Villieneuve penalized for jumping the start which sent the Alfa powered cars to the top of the podium. Lauda a great champion!
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I am very sad to hear this news....he was one of my hereos as a teenager when I was an avid F1 follower. Highlighted by a brief encounter at work where he paid a visit to our factory and where he walked the floor greeting everyone who wanted to meet him. I managed to bring along a photo of him in the Alfa F1 racecar and he graciously signed it. He seemed to be a very straight forward man....no airs about him at all....very gracious.


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I took this at Long Beach, first or second year he was with Brabham Alfa, 78 or 79?, I forget. I too followed F1 closely in those days, and living in SoCal then, went to Long Beach every year.
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