SlideShow: A Tribute to Niki Lauda

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A series of photos of three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda who died this week at the age of 70.

Lauda, who underwent a lung transplant in August, “passed away peacefully” on Monday, his family said.

The legendary Austrian, one of the best-known figures in motor racing, took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984.

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For many, he will be remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing after being badly burned in a crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix.

A new generation of fans was introduced to Lauda in the acclaimed 2013 film Rush, which detailed his rivalry with British driver James Hunt, the 1976 world champion.

Photos: EPA/EFE

 

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