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Design: Niki Lauda’s 1984 helmet

Niki Lauda is perhaps among the top three of the most famous drivers F1 has had, next to Schumacher and Senna. The Austrian driver entered Formula 1 in 1971 and had his last season in 1985. Not only is he known for the three world titles he achieved during his career and being the only one doing so with both Ferrari and McLaren, he is probably best remembered by his horrible crash at the Nürburgring which left most of his face with third degree burns. The title challenge between him and James Hunt in the 1976 season was excellently depicted...

It’s A Good Day To Be ‘A’ Felix 0

It’s A Good Day To Be ‘A’ Felix

all thanks to this guy Long have we been ridiculed. Our name, dragged through mud. Bullied, because our name resembles a famous cat’s name. No more. No longer, because the hero pictured above just broke multiple world records. He’s the hero we need, but don’t deserve. Yada yada, insert more movie references here. The fact is, and remains, that this guy is a badass. He just jumped out of a hot-air balloon at an altitude of roughly 39 kilometres, roughly 120K feet. Why? Because he wanted to. He’s such a badass, he broke the sound barrier and flew 1,2 mach, or...