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    Grand Prix Włoch 1976. Niki Lauda wręcza złotego rolexa Arturo Merzario. To był podarunek, w podziękowaniu za uratowanie mu życia. Włoch był jedną z trzech osób która wyciągnęła Austriaka z kokpitu, podczas poważnego wypadku na Nurburgringu.
    #f1 #historia #historiajednejfotografii #motoryzacja #sport

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      @mcolussska: Dziękuje (。◕‿‿◕。)
      Zapraszam przy okazji na mojego twittera gdzie jest więcej takich ciekawostek https://twitter.com/AbcF1PL

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      @jaxonxst: iluzja optyczna stop klatki bo roleks skończył na ziemi a Arturo czekał 30 lat na podziękowania. NL pod tym względem to był kawał huia

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      @jaxonxst: Rolexa... Ciekawe, czy Arturo Merzario usłyszał kiedyś życzenia "Niech Ci szatan w rolexach wynagrodzi". ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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      Komentarz usunięty przez autora

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      @Smerfiaczek: Ziom z ogromnym wysiłkiem i narażeniem życia ratował Laudę, a ten podziękował mu co najmniej mało elegancko... ( ͡° ʖ̯ ͡°)

      “I weighed only 60 kilos. It is a miracle I was able to drag Niki out of the cockpit and away from the car. I thought he was dead, then I saw he’d swallowed his tongue. In the army I’d learned how to get it out, so I did. Luckily I was still wearing my racing gloves, they offer more grip than bare hands. Then I gave him cardiac massage and mouth-to-mouth until the doctor arrived. During the crash, Niki’s helmet had been torn off, causing severe head burns. When he woke up and asked what his face looked like, I knew he’d make it.”

      Having inhaled poisonous gases, Lauda fought for life for almost a week. Incredibly, he made it and 41 days later was back in his Ferrari for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, missing only two races. It was the first time since the crash Lauda had seen his rescuer. You’d expect Lauda to be enormously grateful, but it didn’t seem the case. “He just walked past me and didn’t even say ‘thank-you’,” says Merzario, visibly still offended.

      Lauda tried to make up for it a week later, when Merzario was at the Salzburgring competing in a sports car race. “He suddenly stood in front of me to give me the Rolex,” says Merzario. But his Italian pride was so hurt he did not want to accept it. Certainly not in the way it was handed to him. “Niki carelessly took the watch off his wrist. He had certainly not bought it especially for me.”

      Sources report Lauda had won the watch earlier that year for his pole position in Monaco; Merzario says it was a present from his former girlfriend Mariella von Reininghaus, for winning the 1975 world title. In either case, the Rolex was probably not of great value to Lauda. Eventually, Merzario’s team boss Carlo Chiti convinced his driver to accept the gift. “After that we hardly spoke to each other for 30 years,” says Merzario.

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