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Niki Lauda switches focus to Mercedes F1 team, leaves Air Berlin board

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shaken - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 3:23 PM

He has this tendency for quitting and walking out, as he did in the 70's (if Im not mistaken) when he walked out of his F1 driver job in Canada (...."Im tired of driving around in circles" he said back then). Well anyway, looks like he is taking his new role with MercedesF1 seriously but I just cannot see him working any miracles...time will tell.


January 03, 2013 4:04 PM

shaken. a rather cruel comment. niki was extremely badly injured at the ring. he made a miraculous return, against all oddsand still could have won the wdc. the race in japan was very wet, and as a person who had been near death, niki decided that to race was just too risky. it takes a very brave man to risk throwing away a wdc!

in canada, after a come back, he decided he had had enough. made a sensible decision and called it a day. that is hardly "quitting". he had other interests such as founding his airline which was subsequently merged with austrian, but then started up a new airline, NIKI. possibly helped by air berlin who put him on their board.

i have far more regard for niki than i would have for 90% of the current grid

MacsClifford - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 7:38 PM

@David Chaste

They didn't poach him, he was pretty much drummed out of maca by not allowing freedom to make a fool of himself in GQ and other publications on a weekly basis.

Stay and stop been a bell end and stop posting our data on twitter for 20 million a year.....no I'm going to merc who will allow me to be a bell end in GQ....is a fact I'm afraid.

Tewin - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 8:32 PM

What a crock of sh!te, how is someone being drummed out of a team if that team has upped their offer three times to keep the last driver to give them a F1 tittle

MacsClifford - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 8:47 PM


His mate Glock gifted it to him....hardly a convincing champion....considering how superior his car was he lucked into that championship and he'll never win another. More interested in been an american star.


January 03, 2013 9:13 PM

Taz, You bad! LMAO

Strange that Hertfordshire disappears then Tewin pops up.

Tewin, A village in Hertfordshire were Lulu used to live, Ah all makes sense now, welcome back Golden Troll, happy new year.


January 03, 2013 9:23 PM

ty. are you saying that rgt has changed his name again? i was trying to work out the origin of the name, and all i could come up with was the hairy monster from star wars....chewbacca. ( i presumed that tew.. was pronounced as chew..) otherwise i had never heard of such a place.

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