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    Motor Racing ... And not such a happy debut for Thomas Lauda. The 22-year-old cousin?

  • Description

    1.
    SV EXT Cars on grid waiting to start race
    0.06

    2.
    SV & CU No. 53 Thomas Lauda in a white, Elden Formula Ford pulling up to the line for start (2 shots)
    0.26

    3.
    SV PAN Start of race
    0.32

    4.
    SV Cars go into first bend with Lauda lying 12th
    0.48

    5.
    SV Cars come off bend and along the straight
    0.56

    6.
    SV INTO Another bend and Lauda up to eighth
    1.09

    7.
    SV Lauda takes off helmet after race
    1.23

    8.
    SV Lauda answering question
    1.47


    LAUDA: "I enjoyed it very much, that's all. I have to learn very much, and I didn't really do very good, but, I was a little bit unfortunate in practice. I didn't do well at all in practice, so I was very, way down the grid, and I've got another 28 races, so there are lots of things to be learnt."



    Lauda's 13th place in his qualifying race was not high enough to earn him place in the final.




    Initials BB/1845


    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Motor Racing ... And not such a happy debut for Thomas Lauda. The 22-year-old cousin of world champion Niki Lauda, had his first competitive drive in Britain at the Brands Hatch track in the south east of England on Sunday (5 March), but had to be content with 13th place in his qualifying race.

    Lauda was in the second of two Formula Ford 1600 qualifying races, and his white Elden Mk. 10, No.53, was in fact his team's back-up car. On Friday (3 March) he had crashed in practice, and although uninjured himself, his number one car was severely damaged.

    The start of the race, and he was near the back of the grid.

    Driving steadily he worked his way up to 12th place.

    The race was over 10 laps and at one stage Lauda had got to eighth position.

    It was all over, and Lauda, a student, who is now based in Britain, who had finished 13th. When he had time to recover, he was asked about the race.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2MQZU9U3KCSHU033YNSA399YK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MQZU9U3KCSHU033YNSA399YK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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