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Size: 20x30cm / 30x40cm / 50x70cm / 60x90cm
Paper: 200gsm museum-quality fine art paper
Delivery: Worldwide - Standard and Express options available
Detailed Product Description
Available in multiple sizes to suit any environment, this piece of artwork shows Niki Lauda’s iconic 1976 F1 helmet, his most famous design, along with a quote of his that perfectly reflected his personality.
"What would life be like if we only did what was necessary?”.
In fact, the full quote here was: “A lot of people criticise Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?”
Lauda was an extraordinary man, known for being a man of few words, and certainly no BS. He would “say it how it is” and “give it to you straight”. And in the car, he was incredibly fast.
Lauda ended his Formula 1 career with three Driver’s World Championships, however, he could have easily had four. In 1976, he lost the title to arch rival James Hunt. However, in that season, he didn’t score points in 3 races due to his horrific crash at the Nürburgring, from which he miraculously recovered, and also retired from the final race of the season in Japan due to unsafe racing conditions. These two factors combined gave the title to James Hunt.
Lauda was an acute businessman and spent the last years of his life co-managing the Mercedes Benz Formula 1 team, who have won every driver and constructor title since 2014. He will go down in history as a legend of the sport.