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Mercedes pays tribute to Niki Lauda

Mercedes has paid tribute to Niki Lauda by renaming a road after its former colleague The Mercedes Formula 1 team has paid tribute to former non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Lauda joined the squad in that role in 2012 and was instrumental in the signing of Lewis Hamilton from McLaren. He remained an active part of the team until the months prior to his death, in May 2019, aged 70. To celebrate the Austrian's life, Mercedes painted the halo on its cars red for that year's Monaco Grand Prix, a nod to the famous red cap Lauda wore following his near-fatal 1976 crash at the Nurburgring. Now, the team has renamed the road leading to its Brackley headquarters Lauda Drive in his honour....
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