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Niki Lauda : the biography

Hamilton, Maurice2021
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From his famous rivalry with James Hunt in 1976, as depicted in the film Rush, to working with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Niki Lauda's career helped define modern Formula One. 6 weeks after the 1976 crash at the Nürburgring that left him burned and receiving the last rites, Niki Lauda stepped back into his Ferrari at Monza to defend his first World Champion title. At the final race of the season in Japan, the weather was appalling. Lauda had a narrow lead and an agonising decision to make. Following his extraordinary recovery from the accident, Lauda won the title in 1977 and again, following a return from retirement, in 1984 with McLaren. When he eventually hung up his helmet for good, he started his own airline and had to deal with the horrendous aftermath when one of his aircraft crashed, killing all 223 on board. Maurice Hamilton first came across Lauda in 1971 and in this biography tells his remarkable story.
Main title:
Niki Lauda : the biography / Maurice Hamilton.
London : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
xi, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2020.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781471192043 (pbk)
Dewey class:
796.72092920 LAU796.72
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