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  1. Niki Lauda asked his fellow drivers in 1976 to boycott the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring due to safety concerns even after he was the fastest on the track. Fellow drivers declined and Lauda suffered a crash in the second lap which left him with half face and scalp burned.

  2. Following the crash of a commercial airplane he owned that killed all 223 passengers, three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda investigated the crash and found that thrust reversers caused it, he got Boeing to admit fault and change the design of the 767 airplane

  3. Race car driver Niki Lauda was born into a wealthy Austrian family but cut off contact because they did not support his career. Without their support he ended up having to go into debt to continue driving... but ended up becoming one of the most successful F1 drivers in history

  4. When Lauda Air Flight 4 crashed in the Thailand jungle in 1991, airline owner Niki Lauda, famed Formula 1 champion, personally went to Boeing to demonstrate in their flight simulator that the crash was an aircraft engine failure. He succeeded, changing how Boeing viewed their plane's engines.

  5. BT46B is a F1 racing car also known as the "fan car", generated an immense level of downforce by means of a fan, which extracted air from beneath the car. It only raced once in this configuration in the Formula One World Championship—when Niki Lauda won the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.

  6. Triple world champion Niki Lauda swapped his Formula 1 trophies for a lifetime of free car washes.

  7. 3-Time F1 World Champion Niki Lauda would go on to run two of his own charter airlines, Lauda Air and Niki, starting in 1979 and 2003 respectively.