Lauda burns after horror crash, Nürburgring 1976

The 1976 German Grand Prix turned out to be the last on the original Nürburgring and this is the main reason why. After crashing in his Ferrari, Niki Lauda is trapped in the burning car for around one full minute. Despite being given the Last Rites in hospital, the highly courageous Austrian returned to action just three races later, eventually missing the Drivers’ title by just a single point to James Hunt.