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Niki Lauda 1949-2019: John Watson pays tribute to a Formula One legend

British former Formula One driver John Watson joined Joe on the line to pay tribute to three-time...

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20.03 21 May 2019


Niki Lauda 1949-2019: John Watson pays tribute to a Formula One legend


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20.03 21 May 2019


British former Formula One driver John Watson joined Joe on the line to pay tribute to three-time World Champion Niki Lauda, who has passed away at the age of 70.

Watson, who was a team-mate of Lauda at Parmalat and McLaren in the 1970s and 1980s, was one of the first people to attend to the Austrian following a horrific crash at the Nurburgring in Germany in 1976, which left him with life-lasting injuries.

Lauda returned to racing just 40 days later - finishing fourth in the Italian Grand Prix. By the end of that race, his unhealed wounds had soaked his fireproof balaclava in blood.


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