Niki Lauda and the 10 Greatest Comebacks in Formula 1 History

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Niki Lauda and the 10 Greatest Comebacks in Formula 1 History
Niki Lauda fought off death to challenge for the world title

Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you will be aware that the story of Niki Lauda’s epic 1976 title clash against James Hunt is soon to hit our cinema screens in Ron Howard’s Rush.

What you may not be aware of is that Lauda was coasting to another world title in the same year until a horrific crash at the Nuerburgring not only threatened his title chances but also his life.

A priest was even summoned to Lauda’s bedside to read him his last rites but against all the odds, Lauda not only pulled through but was back only weeks later to compete in the Italian Grand Prix in an attempt to protect his championship lead.

While Lauda’s comeback is surely one of the most remarkable not only in F1 but in sport in general, he’s not the only driver to have fought back from adversity to triumph.

Here are 10 others who have returned triumphantly to the track.

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