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F1 news: Niki Lauda death, drivers pay tribute, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo

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Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda’s death aged 70 has triggered an outpouring of praise for a man whose track victories and comeback from a horrific crash enthralled race fans worldwide.

Lauda died at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland on Tuesday (AEST) surrounded by his closest family members, a spokesperson told AFP.

His death comes eight months after he underwent a lung transplant. An Austrian news report said Lauda — who also had kidney transplants — was hospitalised for a dialysis earlier this month in Switzerland.

Walter Klepetko, who performed the lung transplant at Vienna’s general hospital last year, said there was no specific cause of death.

“It was a long process, and the patient reached his end. Niki Lauda fought. He was a great man. But it has been clear for some time that we cannot bring him back to the ‘race track’,” he was quoted by the Austrian news agency APA as saying.



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Aragon MotoGP, Jack Miller MotoGP, MotoGP news 2019, Marc Marquez

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After starting fourth for the race, Jack Miller was elated — and rightfully so — to claim a well-deserved third podium of the season in a challenging Aragon Grand Prix.

The Australian finished third behind runaway winner Marc Marquez, who extended his championship lead to a whopping 98 points over Andrea Dovizioso with five races remaining.

While it was the same story for a dominant Marquez, who claimed his fifth win in Aragon, Miller’s third-place finish was no such formality.

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F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2019, Charles Leclerc angry, F1 news 2019, Sebastian Vettel win

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The rumblings of a rivalry may have been born in Singapore after Charles Leclerc told Ferrari his second-place finish behind teammate Sebastian Vettel was “unfair”.

The comments were born out of frustration as pole sitter Leclerc finished second to Vettel, with an undercut allowing the German to take his first victory in over a year.

Leclerc led the opening stanza of the race, which ran at a slow pace as he looked to save his tyres. However, Ferrari pitted Vettel first, and the solitary lap was enough for a successful undercut.

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Aragon MotoGP 2019, Aragon race result, Marc Marquez, MotoGP news 2019

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They say it’s the hope that kills you.

However, Marc Marquez’s rivals are running out of that too.

Marquez’s dominant performance on home soil in Aragon all but helped the reigning world champion to a sixth premier class crown, with the Repsol Honda rider checking out to victory from pole by 4.836s.

Marquez’s championship lead extended to 98 points with five races remaining, but Andrea Dovizioso’s clinical charge to second proved the fight is still there.

However, the hope is all but gone, with Marquez barely working a sweat to take a crushing victory, while Jack Miller battled to a well-earned third podium of 2019.

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