Formula One Champions pay tribute to Alboreto

"I was shocked when I heard the news. The death of Michele, caused by a tragic co-incidence, is a terrible event." Niki Lauda, Team Jaguar, and a past-Formula One champion who raced against Alboreto: "I do not know what happened with the ...

"I was shocked when I heard the news. The death of Michele, caused by a tragic co-incidence, is a terrible event."

Niki Lauda, Team Jaguar, and a past-Formula One champion who raced against Alboreto:

"I do not know what happened with the accident, but I knew Michele from my racing days and he was a really nice guy; one of the sport's gentelmen."

"I do not know anybody who would say anything wrong about him. He was well-educated and a real gentleman. He won a few races and did a good job on the track during his career.

"It is obvious he still enjoyed racing, he would not be doing it otherwise. He did not need the money and he was not so old that he needed to drive sports cars."

On the reminders of how dangerous racing is:
"People have to realise that motor racing is dangerous. If somebody in this sport thinks nothing can happen to them now then they are wrong. It is sad but we all know the risks involved."

"You have to still enjoy driving the car to the limit, that's what we are all here for. If you do not enjoy it, you stop. That's what I did twice when I retired. If you take away the enjoyment all you have left is the risk and that is when people stop."

-FIA

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Series ALMS , Formula 1 , Le Mans
Drivers Niki Lauda