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Three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda dead at 70

Three-time F1 world champion and Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, nine months after undergoing a lung transplant. The legendary driver and F1 icon "passed away peacefully" on Monday according to his family. Beyond his remarkable sporting achievements in Grand Prix racing that brought him 25 wins and three world titles, Lauda will be remembered as the man who survived a fiery crash at the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in 1976. Badly burned and given the last rites, Lauda returned to the grid - bandaged and scarred - just six weeks after his horrendous crash to defend his position in the world championship against arch-rival James Hunt....
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