Former Formula One driver Niki Lauda is still a fixture at races, chiming in on every controversial move of the front-runners as the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes F1 team. He’s lucky to be here at all. Forty years ago today, a horrifying crash at the Nürburgring nearly took his life.
Resident Formula One egomaniac Lewis Hamilton was so upset over losing to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the European Grand Prix that he reportedly destroyed his room. Rock and roll.
F1 legend Niki Lauda has never sugar-coated his opinions on modern racing, so you know when he’s giving praise, it’s legit. The most recent target of Lauda’s goodwill is current world champ Lewis Hamilton.
You heard the [fake] man. He does what he wants. You can do that when you’re [pretending to be] a three-time Formula One world champion, I guess.
We want a better Formula 1. Cars at the cutting edge of technology and freakishly skilled drivers to manhandle them. We're not alone. And Niki Lauda has some ideas.
I've gotten some feedback from our European readers, that CarBuying should cover more in regards to the international market. Well, this one is for you. Edo Competition in Germany has this custom ordered "Niki Lauda Edition" 458 listed for only 285,000 Euro (aprox 386k USD).
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Like many of you, I was despondent to learn that Ron Howard's superb RUSH isn't exactly lighting up the box office like its roaring Formula One cars light up their tires. That's surprising considering the film's critical acclaim. Then I started to wonder: did the ad blitz for RUSH sidestep its most compelling story?
A picture from the Singapore GP on British website Heart.co.uk showed "David Beckham posing with an elderly fan" at the Singapore Grand Prix. That "elderly fan" was three time F1 champion and living legend Niki Lauda. Whoops.
Excited about the upcoming Rush movie? So are we! And this vantastic Renault Estafette from the set can be yours even before it hits the screens.
I took this shot just moments before Ferrari finally presented the LaFerrari, which I will keep calling the F70 when surrounded by friends. Luca di Montezemolo looks doubtful.
We've told the story of the legendary Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda before, but it always deserves a retelling. He crashed and burned on the Nürburgring and was back competing for the title in just six weeks.
The key moment in the rivalry between F1 legends Niki Lauda and James Hunt was Lauda's near-fatal crash on the Nürburgring in 1976. It will now also be the fiery centerpiece for Ron Howard's upcoming film Rush, and a man walking his dog happened to record the whole scene as it was being filmed.
Mark this airborne dance move as one of those antics which are dangerous looking, not that dangerous, but still dangerous enough never to be allowed in Formula One again that you’ll have to go back to the ’70s to see.
James Hunt was a sex-crazed playboy. Niki Lauda was nearly consumed in flames. They both raced in one of the most thrilling, dangerous eras in Formula One. Here is a look inside Rush, Ron Howard's upcoming film about their rivalry and motor racing in the ‘70s.
Paul Greengrass, the man responsible for the "Bourne" movies, may make a film about Niki Lauda's 1976 Formula 1 battle with James Hunt. Or he could shoot Tom Hanks as a freighter captain fending off Somali pirates. Here's our vote.