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3-Time Formula One Champion Niki Lauda Passes Away at 70

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Niki Lauda passed away on Monday after undergoing a kidney dialysis procedure, he was 70 years old. Niki Lauda was a true Formula One great and work closely with the organization long after his racing career end with 3 World Championship titles.

Lauda taught the world how to stare death in the face and come back swinging. A talented driver, Lauda was hugely successful in one of the most dangerous eras of Formula One. After suffering severe burns during the 1976 German Grand Prix. Lauda returned to racing after only 6 weeks of recovery to fall only one point behind James Hunt for the championship.

Lauda won two titles racing for Ferrari in both 1975 and 1977. Niki moved to Brabham for a two-year stint and eventually retired only to return 1984 to win his third and final title. This tenacity and willingness to fight are what made Niki and incredible racer.

Niki will be missed and his legendary presence in the sport will always be remembered, Niki's family was never supportive of his early racing car but his tenacity and belief in himself propelled him to be one of the greatest drivers of all time.

Thank you for the memories Niki we'll always remember you.

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