F1 » Lauda slams Kubica

Three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda has criticised Robert Kubica after the Pole was injured in a rallying accident between F1 tests, claiming that he should not have been diverting his attention from his role with Lotus Renault GP.

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Alan D - Unregistered

February 14, 2011 5:16 PM

DBL, that was a blast from the past. What I found most interesting is that at that stage Murray Walker is still calling him Ayrton Senna da Silva.


February 14, 2011 5:50 PM

Niki Lauda has a point, drivers shouldn't be risking an injury in other series but ultimately it is upto each individual team.

On the other side, the driver needs to do something to keep their skills practiced. Perhap if the FIA removed the ridiculous and dangerous testing ban drivers wouldn't have to resort to rallying etc during the off season.

lukka - Unregistered

February 14, 2011 8:48 PM

Richard, you are not right. German word for Pole is "der Pole". "Polacke" is very offensive word. The nazis were using it. As far as I know, "Polacke" = "der Pole" (Pole) + "die Kakerlacke", (cockroach).
Just search on youtube, there are videos where Lauda says this, and observe how the second commentator reacts.


February 14, 2011 9:14 PM
Last Edited 1662 days ago

The word polak is offensive in some ways but it is largely dependant on how it is used (much like the abbreviation for Pakistani - a perfectly legitimate word ruined by fools).

Put it this way, everyone calls us lot Jocks and no one bats an eye. Load of fuss over nothing at all. The world's gone mad I tells ye!!!

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