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    Legend in the true sense of the word ! My childhood F1 hero - cant believe he's gone
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    Yeah I heard this earlier too. V sad. Wanted to be involved in every aspect of the sport he loved. No nonsense talker too.

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    Very sad to hear this news. An amazing driver, a hero.
    Regards Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    Very sad to hear this news. An amazing driver, a hero.
    Yes, he was a tough and determined man. He deserved the respect he earned.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    I suspect most have but if you haven't seen Rush it's well worth a watch based on his rivalry with James Hunt.

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    yup, rip. great driver in a dangerous driving era. amazed he got out of it alive
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    R.I.P Indeed!
    An exceptionaly talented driver, and apparently' a decent all round guy.
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    Very sad news. One of my heroes.

    I always liked his 'no bullshit' approach. He used to say 'shit' a lot but I guess media exposure toned it down a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    yup, rip. great driver in a dangerous driving era. amazed he got out of it alive
    The reality is that the sport finally killed him. Namely, the lung damaged he suffered breathing in toxic chemicals when his car caught fire.

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    RIP Niki, possibly the greatest.

    I wonder what James H said to him when he arrived in the last pit stop? "What kept you?"
    Please take good care of your S2k keep it by your side for long and enjoy it from the bottom of your heart and share the quality and legacy of the S2k with many friends so that the legend of the S2k will continue for long. Shigeru Uehara Designer Honda S2000.

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