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Slightly surprised that he got to the chequered flag before Schumacher. RIP

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Got badly burnt, lived, racing again within 6 week, then won the title a year later. What more can you say? Good unique for the Kid. Had a feeling he was on limited time but was thinking more 2021-ish.

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Find it hard to believe there wasn't a thread for him. 

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I couldn't access the site when he died but RIP a sporting legend.

 

When it was asked if Tiger Woods winning the US Masters this year was the best sporting comeback ever many people came up with Niki Lauda racing a grand prix and finishing 4th just 40 days after being burnt alive as one that topped it.

 

Obviously it would have been good if he had been on the List, perhaps Murray and Stirling kept him off it, but he would certainly have added more gravitas to the List alive or dead than John McCririck.

 

A legend in his sport but also known by most people outside his sport.

 

Surprising after his double lung transplant last year that he was a unique on the DDP too but probably had lasted long enough after it before the year end for people to think he was out of the woods and his hospitalisation for pneumonia was this year. Anyhow I had him in my Crowdsourced list at number 12 but in no other team so I forgot about him as well.

 

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Of the four drivers credited with rescuing him from the burning car in 1976 three are still alive.

 

Arturio Merzario is 76.

Guy Edwards is also 76 (there was a death hoax about him last October).

Brett Lunger is 73

 

Harald Ertl died at the age of 33 in 1982 in a private plane crash.

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On 21/05/2019 at 03:22, The Unknown Man said:

F1 racing driver and DDP pick Niki Lauda has died aged 70.

 

 

Stess related - he's looked frazzled for 43 years

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Expect more updates on this thread over the next couple of weeks, as the Isle Of Man TT races start this evening with the first practice sessions. 

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10 hours ago, JQW said:

Expect more updates on this thread over the next couple of weeks, as the Isle Of Man TT races start this evening with the first practice sessions. 

Tomorrow now due to weather.

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20 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

What - no TT deaths posted here

 

Another BBC story about Michael Dunlop (complete with family picture) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/48297727

 

There's been very little practice due to the weather so far. All of today's and yesterday's sessions were cancelled.

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13 hours ago, JQW said:

 

There's been very little practice due to the weather so far. All of today's and yesterday's sessions were cancelled.

 

 

Bit ironic, mind

 

Safeth consciousness at the TT

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On ‎19‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 10:48, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

Aye, but Robin Herd (who founded March F1 - before Ensign got going) still breathes, right

 

Remind me who first posted him as an immenent death a few years back.

Robin Herd the call and turned ten toes up: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/oxfordunited/usnews/17689829.former-oxford-united-owner-robin-herd-dies-aged-80/

 

DDP pick.

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Waiting on a QO - only local and industry obits so far .... :mellow:

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32 minutes ago, Toast said:

Waiting on a QO - only local and industry obits so far .... :mellow:

 

 

Nailed on, mind - it won't take too long

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