Welcome to the O2 Community

Has your question already been answered? See the community FAQ's
Reply
Highlighted
Posts: 1,880
Topics: 23
Registered: ‎23-10-2012

Niki Lauda died

Some friend on FB posted it just now. I was a bit shocked as I didn't expected it.

 

Former Formula 1 pilot Niki Lauda died yesterday at the age of 70. 

 

@Cleoriff  was he still an expert on tv? idk. 

iPhone XR * 64 GB * (Product) Red * unlocked
iPad Pro 11" wifi * 128 GB * silver + Apple Pencil
Apple Watch Series 5 Nike+ (& Series 2)
MacBook Pro 15" 2018 + Magic Mouse 2
Apple TV HD

Mobile history:
Alcatel One Touch Easy * Nokia 3310 * Siemens A60 * Siemens SL65 * Nokia 6230i * Nokia 6300i * Apple iPhone 3GS (used) * iPhone 3GS (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 4S (used) * iPhone 4S (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 6 * iPhone 7 * iPhone XR
Highlighted
Level 67: Unsung hero
Posts: 15,379
Registered: ‎31-03-2010

Re: Niki Lauda died

Sad news. He had been ill.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48345660

I DO NOT WORK FOR O2



Funniest-Thread-2
Highlighted
Posts: 102,129
Topics: 550
Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: Niki Lauda died

RIP Niki
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
Highlighted
Posts: 88,087
Topics: 738
Registered: ‎14-01-2013

Re: Niki Lauda died

[ Edited ]

Shocking news.

Niki Lauda 3 x WDC in F1 had been ill. He had a lung transplant last year and had been making  a slow recovery, then was hospitalised in January with influenza

I think all who followed F1 expected him to make a return to the paddock later this year. He was a consultant with Mercedes. He will be sadly missed

R.I.P Niki. You were a legend heart

 

@ComaChameleon  He was always in the paddock on race days. One of the team credited with bringing Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes. He will be missed. It's Monaco F1 this weekend. I expect a lot of tributes will be made.

*The Game Is On*

Most-Helpful-MemberFriendliest-MemberMost-Useful-GuideBest-Feedbacker
Highlighted
Posts: 10,294
Topics: 83
Blog Posts: 2
Registered: ‎22-08-2016

Re: Niki Lauda died

Very sad news. He was a legend, an amazing driver in his day, and from what little I know, a lovely man.

 

He will be missed by many.

 

RIP Niki broken heart

Lover of all things Samsung. Currently using Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128gb


Highlighted
Posts: 12,925
Topics: 121
Registered: ‎11-04-2012

Re: Niki Lauda died

And responsible for LaudaAir, too, in its day. And his, I guess. 

Most Random Thread.pngMost Useful Guide.pngWe cannot access your account
Highlighted
Posts: 88,087
Topics: 738
Registered: ‎14-01-2013

Re: Niki Lauda died

[ Edited ]

Not forgetting the awful time in 1976 when he crashed at the Nurburgring and his car set on fire, leaving him with massive burns over his face and body,

SIX weeks later he was back in the car racing again

He once said " More powerful than fear, is the will to win" He went on to win 2 further WDC before he retired

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, hat and close-up

*The Game Is On*

Most-Helpful-MemberFriendliest-MemberMost-Useful-GuideBest-Feedbacker
Highlighted
Level 29: Intuitive
Posts: 4,751
Registered: ‎03-08-2018

Re: Niki Lauda died

Bye Niki good racing days. The accident must have taken its toll on him I suspect. He campaigned for more safety.


Highlighted
Posts: 88,087
Topics: 738
Registered: ‎14-01-2013

Re: Niki Lauda died


@TallTrees wrote:
Bye Niki good racing days. The accident must have taken its toll on him I suspect. He campaigned for more safety.

Yes it did take a toll @TallTrees  The fire was thought to have caused irreparable damage to his lungs. Not diagnosed how poor they were until much later in life. He was such a fighter. A great loss to the sport 

*The Game Is On*

Most-Helpful-MemberFriendliest-MemberMost-Useful-GuideBest-Feedbacker
Highlighted
Level 29: Intuitive
Posts: 4,751
Registered: ‎03-08-2018

Re: Niki Lauda died

Absolutely @Cleoriff his fighting spirit brought him through to 70 years but it must have been difficult. That's the determination and spirit to win that made him a daredevil those racing days were very dangerous times.