Articles about Niki Lauda

‘Lauda Drive’ is at the heart of Merc’s F1 team technology campus in Brackley
Mercedes has renamed the main road running through its Formula 1 factory in Brackley in honour of Niki Lauda, with the street now known as 'Lauda Drive'. A lovely tribute, we think you'll agree."It's a true honour to unveil
Well, that went well
Formula 1 is proof that things can go awry for even the best racers in the world. Sometimes, regardless of cockpit know-how, s*** happens.Just pray you don't end up barreling straight towards the barriers inside a priceless classic like
And one that was won by an even closer margin
Thanks to Mercedes' stranglehold on Formula 1, it's been a long while since the championship was decided at the last race of the season, and even longer since a final race showdown featured drivers from two different teams.That run might
Ladies and gents, meet the new GMA T.50S Niki Lauda
Today would've been three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda's 72nd birthday. Though he's no longer with us, his Brabham teammate Gordon Murray has just revealed one heck of a tribute to his much-missed mate: His ultimate supercar,
There's quite a range of post-racing endeavors
The rapid switch from 0-320kph to nine-to-five must be difficult, especially when your former office holds variety, excitement, and the potential to crash into a wall at any moment.Talented racing drivers who make it to the top flight
Who’s your personal GOAT?
He's still winning races and breaking records, so it may seem a little premature to be venerating Hamilton. On the other hand...he's still winning races and breaking records. With Mercedes once again looking like the team to beat, we
And he's still working up to now
In the'60s, big-brained engineers came up with all sorts of ways to shave a few seconds off lap times. Upside-down aerofoils, exotic monocoques, gas turbines, early ground effects-things that required an unsociable grasp of physics and a forehead
Niki Lauda talks about his 'reel' world portrayal
NOTE: This interview was originally published in 2012.There are many great moments in Rush, but although the film is a cocktail of fast racing, faster women, old-school male bravado, and general chicanery, Niki Lauda's fiery crash during the 1976
We lost an icon
If we are sometimes too eager to describe sporting figures as 'legends,' Niki Lauda, who has died aged 70, more than qualifies. A triple Formula 1 champion, he was a passionate, clever, and often inspired racer, in the fullest sense of the
He was one of the sport’s fiercest, most outspoken competitors
Niki Lauda has passed away, aged 70.His impact on the world of motorsport has been immeasurable. On the one hand there are his three Formula 1 championships, a feat matched by Ayrton Senna and bettered only by five other drivers.But
Persistence pays off
There is no end of people who proclaim the value of hard work in achieving success in racing, but very few have accomplished as much as Alan Jones has done while starting with so little.Son of successful Aussie racer Stan Jones,
Which ones are yours?
The buzz now in Formula 1 centers on the reported decision of the motorsport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, to ban helmet design changes within an F1 season. According to Reuters, the seemingly petty new rule
After 15 years
Both Ferrari and the Hot Wheels die-cast toy car brand are reportedly ending their licensing agreement for the latter's Elite line at the end of the year, a lucrative partnership that saw Mattel, owner of the Hot Wheels brand, hold
He\'d be a Ferrari, what else?
Thanks to the movie Rush, many people learned just how legendary three-time Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda is. He is especially admired by the tifosi for helping Ferrari win three constructors\' and two drivers\' titles in the \'70s.And thanks to
Do you want these memorabilia?
If you saw the Formula 1 biographical film Rush a couple of months ago, then you know about the legendary battle between world champions James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Well, the competition between the two drivers will be reignited once again, only
Is the film true to reality?
Ferrari recently put together a special premiere viewing of Ron Howard\'s Rush for all of its employees free of charge at its Maranello Auditorium. According to the Italian carmaker, of the more than 1,500 people who attended the screening, a
F1 purists will be impressed
Before we talk about the upcoming movie Rush, let\'s first look back at other racing-inspired films of the past.John Frankenheimer\'s Grand Prix and Lee H. Katzin\'s Le Mans are two racing films that have a great recall
Reflecting fashion sense of the \'70s
One of the much-awaited films of the year for car lovers is Ron Howard\'s Rush, which touches on the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1976 Formula 1 season.For the wardrobe requirements of the film, the
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