Niki Lauda, who has died aged 70, was a three-time Formula 1 world champion, non-executive chairman of the world champion Mercedes team, and one of the biggest names in motorsport.
via Niki Lauda obituary: ‘A remarkable life lived in Technicolor’ – BBC Sport
I will miss him (and his red hat) and his straight-talking in F1. RIP Niki
Charlie Whiting, the head of Formula 1 for motorsport’s governing body the FIA and one of the most influential people in the sport, has died aged 66.
via Charlie Whiting: F1 race director dies aged 66 on eve of season-opener in Melbourne – BBC Sport
World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.
The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
via Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76 – BBC News
Whenever I was in Cambridge I always hoped to catch a glimpse of him around, now – assuming time is linear – I’m sad that won’t happen.
A remarkable human. Stephen Hawking RIP.