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Niki Lauda was a champion Formula 1 race car driver known for his long-standing rivalry with fellow driver James Hunt.
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Lauda returned to racing in 1982, possibly enticed by a $5 million offer to race for McLaren. He finished fourth in his first race back, but he was back nonetheless. He found some success after his return, and he went out on a high note, winning the 1985 Grand Prix.
After retiring for good, Lauda focused on managing his airline, later working as an adviser for Ferrari and becoming a television commentator. In 2013, director Ron Howard released Rush,
a film about James Hunt in which actor Daniel Brühl portrays Lauda.
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