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Hunt v Lauda: F1's greatest rivals.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by taz123, 24 Sep 2013.

  1. taz123

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    I remember the Lauda crash but only vaguely.

    Having watched this programme I am astonished at Lauda's recovery, rapid return to racing((5 weeks from the crash and being at death's door to racing) and bravery, what a racing driver.

    I loved the comment from Hunt to Lauda at Monza(1st race upon return)

    "Niki, you are the only guy I know that can get out of a burning car, better looking"
     
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  3. EddieM

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    James Hunt was rhyming slang I think. He was a complete noob !
     
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    I quite liked the bloke.

    He might not have been everyone's cuppa but he was a dedicated driver and his cavalier attitude disappeared once he was buckled in.
     
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    He was a boorish oaf if you ask me, but then he spoke highly of me too!
     
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    Was that when he turned to commenting or when he was helping to drag Peterson from a burning car.
     
  7. EddieM

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    Neither, he was just a boring boorish oaf. The public clown that no-one who knew him liked. Died at about the right age, a real sad sack for sure.
     
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    I thought he was a very good commentator and analyst and was grateful for the corrections of the numerous mistakes by the still unfathomably lauded Murray Walker.
     
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    He was terrible as a commentator!!! worse than murray by a couple of laps!!
     
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    Have you at least read the Indy's obit?
     
  13. EddieM

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    Indeed I have. I am afraid he was never "my cup of splosh" :(
     
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