RIP Niki Lauda

Sad, but not unexpected, news that Niki Lauda has passed away. He underwent a lung transplant in 2018 and was by then on his third kidney, a consequence, say the doctors, of his fiery 1976 crash.

Rest easy Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda (22 February 1949 – 20 May 2019), three-time Formula One World Champion.

Might have to watch RUSH again tonight…

My 1:43 scale Niki Lauda World Champion models (L to R) 1975 (Ferrari 312T), 1977 (Ferrari 312 T2) and 1984 (McLaren/TAG MP4/2). My database tells me I have 14 Lauda models in the collection. RIP Rat.

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