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NIKI LAUDA: HIS COMPETITION HISTORY
When, during the tumultuous 1976 F1 season, Niki Lauda nearly perished in a horrifying crash at the Nürburgring and then, severely scarred, courageously fought back to race again only six weeks later, the Austrian speed merchant earned admiration and adulation worldwide. While the saga of that year’s Grand Prix racing — not least Lauda’s battle with James Hunt for the World Championship — has been told many times, the rest of Lauda’s racing received has less attention. This fascinating hardback rectifies the situation by documenting his diverse driving career, race by race, from 1968 to 1985. Through detailed dissection of Lauda’s attacks of the asphalt in an eclectic mix of cars, a vivid picture emerges of a hugely determined and vastly talented racer who, despite many setbacks, left a remarkable legacy. All driving and racing enthusiasts will treasure this comprehensive and richly illustrated examination of the motorsport hero’s entire competition history, including time spent behind the wheel of various Porsches, such as the 908/02 and the F1 championship-winning Tag-porsche Mclaren MP4/2.
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