Everyone knew Lauda, even my parents, and he was a gateway. A charismatic, clear-thinking, plain-speaking hero whose backstory meant I was immediately hooked. Hooked by motorsport and history.
I’m always surprised & delighted by the videos that the ‘Race Day Replay’ channel discovers, and makes available. This is one such video – close to my heart, and the kind of VHS that I would have inhaled as a kid.
If you need to catch your breath & focus, make some time for this piece – for both the video and its subject exude calm, efficient brilliance. And… when in doubt, ‘be more Niki’.