Best Niki Lauda Quotes And Achievements

Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda, born February 22, 1949, was an Austrian Formula One driver.

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53 top best Niki Lauda quotes

  1. I always knew about the risks I was taking.
  2. A lot of people criticise Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?
  3. There is no friendship out there. When you race, you have to fight.
  4. Every year, someone you knew was killed racing. You had to ask yourself, do you enjoy driving these cars so much that you’re prepared to take that risk?
  5. Don’t talk too much, be focused on the goal and achieve it.
  6. The less you talk, the more time you have for the essential things.
  7. Patience is a virtue in life, of course, but it’s not something we F1 people have too much of.
  8. From success, you learn absolutely nothing.
  9. Really, you should always discuss the defeats because you can learn much more from failure than from success.
  10. I’ve been through a lot and I realise the future can’t be controlled.
  11. From failure and setbacks conclusions can be drawn. That goes for your private life as well as your career.
  12. I’m not worried. You can always learn to overcome difficulties.
  13. Happiness is an enemy. It weakens you. Suddenly, you have something to lose.
  14. One of the things that gave me most pleasure was a letter sent to me by Sebastian Vettel, written in his own hand, full of beautiful words and kindness.
  15. Giving up is something a Lauda doesn’t do.
  16. You appreciate that it is very easy to die and you have to arrange your life to cope with that reality.
  17. You must always be faster and better than the others.
  18. Whenever I see something that challenges me, I take it on.
  19. My life is worth more than a title.
  20. You have a brake in your brain that stops you doing stupid things.
  21. To make a decision you need to be in a perfect environment: you have to be motivated and surrounded by the right people.
  22. When you have something in black and white, you can deal with it quicker.
  23. When you’re 20 you stop at nothing; when you’re older you’re cleverer than when you’re 20, so your brain brake operates more often!
  24. You must always aim for further growth.
  25. Whenever there is discussion, I make it clear that I do not want any grey zones, just black and white.
  26. After my accident, I never worried about how I looked
  27. I always go extreme ways.
  28. Taking your first title is much more complicated and more difficult; it takes years of work – from go-kart to Formula One. The second comes more easily, because you’ve already got the experience.
  29. I see myself as the mind of the business which takes care of every last detail; if you do not do this you cannot be fast enough.
  30. I maintain that the maxim is still to be faster than the others.
  31. When you have the chance to fight for victory or a podium finish, you have the motivation to push that extra bit out of yourself.
  32. I am someone who places great value on the detail. That was always the case, even in my days as a racing driver.
  33. Pressure is always on if you don’t perform. There is no question.
  34. To be honest, it is boring to talk about winning.
  35. Jean Todt’s system will never succeed, not even with Michael Schumacher.
  36. I was not interested at all in Formula One when I left; I was very busy with my airline. But slowly I started missing the adrenaline rush and the driving of such fantastic cars at the limit
  37. It stays with you, although you can kill it by losing motivation or other things in your life, but it never leaves you forever.
  38. If you are a straightforward racing driver you should always see your limits
  39. You have to be objective and not come up with any bullshit.
  40. In racing, you want to win – there are no rules, and you can do whatever you want. Flying a plane is the opposite: you respect rules and fly to the rules. You can’t possibly compare the two.
  41. I fought my grandfather like you wouldn’t believe. I went my own way and decided to become a racing driver. I don’t think I would ever have fought as hard as I did if my grandfather had been a reasonable person.
  42. Millions around the world see Formula One as the pinnacle of motorsport, and I firmly believe that we should do whatever it takes to keep this accolade. Traction control, automatic gear changes, and launch control isn’t my definition of the ‘pinnacle of motorsport.
  43. There are some good traditions in our culture, one of which is that men dance with women. Soon we will reach the stage where we will all have to publicly apologise for being heterosexual.
  44. I hate being famous. You have no freedom. You can’t do anything.
  45. Cosmetic surgery – it’s boring and expensive, and the only thing it could do is give me another face.
  46. People always think that the worst time of my life must have been after the German Grand Prix crash in 1976, which put me in a coma and left me with severe burns. But it wasn’t.
  47. I want to bring passengers on my airplanes to present to them my product.
  48. The guest gets at least as much service with us as with some established airline, if not even more. And at by far a favourable price. Thus the passengers remain gladly with us.
  49. I like the mode of business of aviation. It’s a risky business with difficulties which you can fill with innovative ideas and different things.
  50. The crucial point is always the own cost structure. Therefore I created a Low Cost alliance with air Berlin.
  51. Airlines go in the long run at the competition to reason. For the passenger the competition is good, because each competitor tries to undercut the other one.
  52. Business is much less transparent than a win in a Grand Prix; in a race, you drive over the finishing line first, and you have won. In business, it is different.
  53. I always want to know whether the customers are satisfied; customer satisfaction is, after all, my ultimate goal.

Best Niki Lauda achievements

  • 2008 Ranked in 22nd place in ESPN’s Top Drivers of All-Time
  • 1985 Won his last Grand Prix at the 1985 Dutch Grand Prix, held in Zandvoort, Netherlands
  • 1984 Third F1 World Drivers’ Champion title
  • 1979 Won the BMW M1 Procar Championship award
  • 1977 Second F1 World Drivers’ Champion title
  • 1975 First-ever F1 World Drivers’ Champion title

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