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  1. Zugzwang
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    21 May '19 17:18
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/21/niki-lauda-obituary

    "Niki Lauda obituary"

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/21/niki-lauda-a-single-minded-f1-champion-who-beat-the-best-of-his-age

    "More than a machine: Niki Lauda was an F1 rebel in his own way"

    "Throughout his career he beat the best of his time, in an era whose other
    world champions included Emerson Fittipaldi, Jody Scheckter and Nelson Piquet.
    He was a man without a scintilla of narcissism."
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    01 Jun '19 23:02
    @Duchess64

    I would add that Lauda's return from his crash was astonishing. So brave , so single minded. Total respect to a brave sportsman.
  3. Zugzwang
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    02 Jun '19 19:56
    @blood-on-the-tracks said
    @Duchess64

    I would add that Lauda's return from his crash was astonishing. So brave , so single minded. Total respect to a brave sportsman.
    During the night after his almost fatal accident, Niki Lauda overheard a priest (who
    assumed that he was unconscious) giving him the last rites and telling him to 'sleep well'.
    The doctors told his wife that there was no hope for his survival and she should wait for him to die.
    So she waited all night next to his bed in the hospital.

    Niki Lauda felt profound anger that everyone should already have given up on him.
    He sensed that he had a choice between going to sleep forever--with no more pain--or
    facing a extremely new and challenging life ahead. He attempted to focus upon
    his wife's voice whenever she spoke to him. The morning after, when he had not
    yet died, the doctors began to make serious efforts to save his life.
  4. Black Sea
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    02 Jun '19 22:57
    @Duchess64

    That's bad.. Ramstein at full volume....
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