Niki Lauda dead at 70

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He was pretty tight w/George Harrison, I think. I never liked him as a Formula 1 driver but when I heard he was friends w/ George, I became a fan. Interesting guy, fascinating life. He was fast.
 

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Niki was interesting as hell and a pretty unique brand of self-described asshole. Never saw him race in his day, but "Rush" is pretty great and there's a smattering of interviews of him on YouTube to help get an idea of how he was. Pretty big loss for the sport, especially after losing Charlie Whiting earlier this year the number of "elder statesmen" that still command respect in the paddock is shrinking fast.