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<b> TWO THREE-TIME F1 CHAMPS: </b> Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) speaks with former racing driver Nikki Lauda (R) during a practice session earlier this year. <i> Image: AFP / William West </i>
<b> TWO THREE-TIME F1 CHAMPS: </b> Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) speaks with former racing driver Nikki Lauda (R) during a practice session earlier this year. <i> Image: AFP / William West </i>
William West

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has lauded the impact Niki Lauda had on his impressive career on the one-year anniversary of the Austrian's passing.

Hamilton and Lauda forged a great relationship over the years and Lauda played a huge part in bringing the now six-time World Champion to Mercedes in the first place.

Lauda was a colossus figure in Formula 1 and is dearly missed by everyone, and Hamilton only has the greatest memories of one of sport's biggest icons.

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