TIL Niki Lauda gave his ‘useless’ race trophies to local garages in exchange for free car washes
I came across this while reading about Niki in F1’s official Hall of Fame website –
“All of Italy rejoiced at Ferrari’s first driving title in over a decade, though the glory meant little to the unsentimental new hero. Claiming that his mounting collection of “useless” trophies was cluttering up his home in Austria, he gave them to the local garage in exchange for free car washes.“
What a guy.