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Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when he was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled; he had no eyelids. He was terrified. A year later, he reclaimed his World Championship title.

In To Hell and Back he reveals how he battled fear to stage a comeback that seemed beyond human endurance. Then it’s Lauda vs Hunt, an epic rivalry later dramatised in 2013’s Hollywood blockbuster Rush, as he looks back on the strict childhood and parental disapproval that he believes gave him an ‘addiction to excellence’. There’ll never be another like him.

©2020 Niki Lauda (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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An old book

I had not understood that this a very old book and so incredibly out of date.

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An insight into the great man.

it was enjoyable but read by two different people and I found the second reader Ryan Wichert much more enjoyable and emotive than the first...

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Stunning.

Emotional, witty, smart, funny and brilliant. Couldn't stop listening to it. As an F1 fan who already knew so much about Niki, this was enlightening and brilliant.

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Interesting & Emotional

I very much enjoyed this book. It was hard to stop listening. I still want to know more about Niki