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    Sadly lost Nikki Lauder at 70....

    Another One of my heroes gone... Though he suffered badly after his accident, he still continued to play a big part in F1.
    As good as some of the current crop are....
    They will NEVER hold a candle to the likes on Lauda/Hunt etc....
    Glory days and cars without assisted everything

    Hunt was slated for being a playboy...
    FGS he was piloting a petrol powered missile around a track that has more in common with your average cart track than a modern F1 circuit....
    Excuse me if I am prepared to excuse him having some fun in his spare time.
    Senna/Schumacher/prost etc...
    And even Fat boring Mansell on a charge were legends...
    BUT frankly lacked the Don'tgivea#@ckness of hunt OR the determination of Lauder.

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    Agreed , he was a brave man and a techincally brilliant driver.

    I can't agree with you about Mansell though, he drove with guts and was brave with his overtakes (remember overtaking in F1?). He wasn't as good as Lauda, but he was never a boring driver like Prost. Even the Italian tifosi called him Il Leone because he had the balls of a lion. He did have shortcomings though - he was lacking in the technical knowledge that Lauda had, and so was not so useful to his team in giving feedback to develop the car - he was also very hard on the car, resulting in equipment failures.

    Lauda was the complete driver, not only fast and driving the car sympathetically, but also knew how to develop it.

    The film Rush gave the impression that Lauda and Hunt were bitter enemies - which gave an edge to the film to help sell it, but in fact they were apparently close friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    Agreed , he was a brave man and a techincally brilliant driver.

    I can't agree with you about Mansell though, he drove with guts and was brave with his overtakes (remember overtaking in F1?). He wasn't as good as Lauda, but he was never a boring driver like Prost. Even the Italian tifosi called him Il Leone because he had the balls of a lion. He did have shortcomings though - he was lacking in the technical knowledge that Lauda had, and so was not so useful to his team in giving feedback to develop the car - he was also very hard on the car, resulting in equipment failures.

    Lauda was the complete driver, not only fast and driving the car sympathetically, but also knew how to develop it.

    The film Rush gave the impression that Lauda and Hunt were bitter enemies - which gave an edge to the film to help sell it, but in fact they were apparently close friends.
    Mansell in last place was a dream to watch (hence my comment about him being on a charge)
    Mansell up at the front of the grid was decidedly lacklustre IMHO.

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    RIP Niki, from the era when I first became interested in F1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistericeman View Post
    Mansell in last place was a dream to watch (hence my comment about him being on a charge)
    Mansell up at the front of the grid was decidedly lacklustre IMHO.
    Yes, I take your point about the time when his Wiiliams was streets ahead of the others, it just turned into a procession. You're right, he was at his best when he had to carve his way through the pack.
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    Lauda despite his horrific accident ,recovered to become world champion again twice definitely didn't lose his balls. He also was an inspiration to a lotof the younger drivers not leas Hamilton whom allegedly saw something of himself and were close friends

    I was 13 when Lauda had his accident my memories clouded by the simplicity of youthful enthusiasm,, Something I cant apply to the likes of Hamilton despite how good he is

    Part of my teenage memories, and a role model gone so RIP Mr Lauda

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