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Niki Lauda's career in quotes: 'I had a reason to look ugly. Most people don't.'

Niki Lauda was not only one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula 1, he was also one of the most outspoken sportsmen in history. Always known for an acerbic comment about his rivals, he always gave the media a piece of his mind - but was also respectful of the drivers both from his generation and more recently. Article continues under video LAUDA IN QUOTES On his accident: "I have a reason to look ugly. Most people don't." (Interview with Graham Bensinger) Lauda famously refused to race in Fuji in the last race of the 1976 season in protest at having to race in dangerous conditions. He said: "For me it was ridiculous. Because of a stupid TV deal we had to go out...
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