F1 Stars pay respects to Lauda on social media

21-05-2019 08:54 | Updated: 21-05-2019 09:01
by Bevan Youl
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F1 Stars pay respects to Lauda on social media

Ealier this morning the tragic news was announced that three-time world champion Niki Lauda had passed away at the age of 70.

Many current and former stars of Formula 1 having been showing their respects through social media for the legend of the sport.

Daniel Ricciardo shared a post on instagram saying "Very sad news this morning but we can be proud of the man Niki was and appreciate the legacy he’ll leave."

 
 
 
 
 
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Very sad news this morning but we can be proud of the man Niki was and appreciate the legacy he’ll leave. #legend

A post shared by Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) on

Jenson Button simply said "A legend. has left us. Rest in peace Niki." on an instagram post.

While former driver Nico Rosberg who drove under the Austrian during his time at the team thanked him for everything he had done.

 
 
 
 
 
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Lieber Niki. Danke fuer alles. Ich habe auch so viel von dir gelernt. Deine leidenschafft, deinen kampfgeist, deine wiedergutmachungs staerke, und sogar deine geduld mit uns jungen fahrern! Ich und deine 100 millionen riesen fans denen du in deinem leben auch so viel ermutigung gegeben hast in schweren zeiten nicht aufzugeben denken ganz stark an dich und deine familie. Ruhe in Frieden. Nico Dear Niki. Thank you for everything that you did for me. I learned so much from you. Your passion, your fighting spirit, never give up, your belief that you always meet twice in life, and even your patience with us youngsters. Myself and all of your 100 million fans around the world whom you also so strongly inspired to never give up in the hardest of times are thinking of you and your family and wish that you Rest in Peace. #formula1 #f1 #formel1 #nikilauda #lauda #mercedesamgf1

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 Several others including teams and driver also posted.

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