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 in the Ron Howard movie ‘Rush‘ (IMDb). It is available on Netflix, and if you haven’t seen it already, you must do so as soon as possible if you have only a tiny bit of enthusiasm for racing. Keep reading
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 roughly 1300km/h to the ground below him. I thank him. Not only for being such a hero, but for being a Felix, and proving how great us Felix’s can be when we feel like it. In honour of this particular Felix, I’ll be jumping off the roof of my house (roughly 15 meters high) with an umbrella.
No, not really. Duh.
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