formula 1 is life

I'm Katrine. racing is a drug and I'm addicted to it *:・゚☆*:・゚

My mum just called me from the hospital; surgery went well, grandfather is tough and he’s going to be fine (or as fine as he can be) again. I can go to bed now

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thepagemistress:

38 years ago today, there was almost a tragedy at the Nürburgring.

On lap 2 of the German Grand Prix on the infamously dangerous circuit, Niki Lauda’s Ferrari ploughed into a barrier, spinning him back onto the track in the path of oncoming cars and was engulfed in flames. He was pulled free from the wreckage by several other drivers but not before significant damage was done to his skin and, more devastatingly, his lungs.

He was rushed to hospital where the diagnosis was grim, so much so that he was given the last rites. It seemed that everyone had given up hope of the reigning world champion pulling through.

Which is, frankly, ridiculous. Because this is Niki Fucking Lauda. He doesn’t have time for death! What kind of bullshit is that? He has a title to win, just you try and stop him!

Six weeks later that man showed off his scars to the world. And while on the inside he was, to put it lightly, shitting bricks, he wasn’t about to let this ruin his life, wasn’t about to let it dictate his future. He got in that Ferrari that almost claimed his life, he qualified fifth and came fourth in the race. Because that’s how he rolls.

He lost the 1976 championship by 1 point. He went on to win another two titles.

Because Niki Lauda is fucking awesome.

*drops mic*

luimartins:

Lauda

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I was tagged by vettel :)

okay. let’s see

You can tell a lot about a person from the music they listen to. Put your music device on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that play without skipping. Then claim 10 victims. (Tag 10 people)

  1. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
  2. Riders on the Storm - cover by Steen Jørgensen (originally by the Doors)
  3. The Cave - Mumford & sons
  4. Storm - Antonio Vivaldi
  5. Fixxxer - Metallica
  6. Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
  7. Haltin Häät - Kotiteollisuus
  8. Howlin’ for You - The Black Keys
  9. Poison - Alice Cooper
  10. Enter Sandman - Metallica

my 10 victims (it’s ok if you don’t wanna do it): blowinduck, drunkprancinpony, f1-babyinesivey, k-magnussen, misshuovinen, nopermanence, perks-of-being-sian, pipemilie, vettell

Got some new followers over the last couple of days :) So thanks for the follow to dear-senna, shockberry, zecurlyone and theamazingf1human

 

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Räikkönen overtaking M.Schumacher at Eaux Rouges with a spectacular move (Spa ‘12)

6 photos of Kimi Raikkonen: requested by fuckyeahf1andseb

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