In the third episode of At The Controls Maurice Hamilton and Lee McKenzie join Jonathan Legard and Mark Gallagher to reflect on the great Niki Lauda on the eve of publication of Maurice’s much anticipated biography of the legendary Austrian.
Talking of legends, Formula 1’s iconic commentator Murray Walker gives his views on what made Niki such an extraordinary individual, from 3-times World Champion to successful airline entrepreneur.
Two times World Champion Mika Hakkinen reveals his early ambitions to join the circus, prompting a life long love of unicycling, and reflects on being coached by none other than Niki Lauda’s former adversary James Hunt. He reveals the advice James gave to him at the end of each meeting.
To cap it all we have 13 times Formula 1 race winner David Coulthard join the show to discuss the news that 4-times World Champion Sebastian Vettel is to leave Ferrari at the end of this year. DC explains why he was not entirely surprised by this turn of events, and his own experience of reaching the end of the line with a top team, McLaren.