F1 confirms red cap and minute silence tribute for Niki Lauda

24-05-2019 17:16
by Bevan Youl
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F1 confirms red cap and minute silence tribute for Niki Lauda

Formula 1 has confirmed its tribute plans for Niki Lauda before the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend with a minute silence and red caps.

Lauda died earlier this week at the age of 70 marking a loss of one of the sport’s biggest names in history.
 
Many drivers and teams have created their own tributes for the three-time world champion on the cars and helmets, like Mercedes running a red Halo for the weekend.
 
But F1 has officially confirmed that a minute’s silence will be held before the race as part of the build-up.
 
All the drivers will stand at the front of the grid alongside those that played a special part in Lauda’s career and will hold red caps to symbol the one the Austrian famously wore.
 
The announcement from F1 says: "Formula 1, the FIA, the Automobile Club de Monaco and all ten teams want to invite all fans attending the race in the Monaco grandstands to pay their own tribute to the driver who won here in the Principality in 1975 and 1976, during the in-lap of this the 90th edition of the race.

"They can either wear a red cap, display a message on a banner, or simply applaud, while those watching from the yachts in the harbour can sound their klaxons, anything appropriate to honour the memory of one of the sport’s true heroes."

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