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F1 to honour Lauda with red cap tribute before start of Monaco race

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Niki Lauda (AUT) Mercedes AMG F1 Non-Executive Chairman at Formula One World Championship, Rd4,

Niki Lauda’s trademark red cap was famous in the paddock, so it’s fitting that the garment will play a key part as the entire F1 community celebrates the legendary Austrian champion’s life ahead of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Lauda, a three-time F1 world champion and Mercedes’ non-executive chairman, sadly passed away earlier this week, and in tribute a minute’s silence will be observed on the starting grid prior to the race.

During this period, all 20 drivers along with dignitaries and a number of Lauda’s contemporaries and peers will each hold a red cap.

READ MORE: Niki Lauda: An F1 legend remembered

Formula 1, the FIA, the Automobile Club de Monaco and all ten teams are also inviting all fans attending the race in Monaco to pay their own tribute to the driver who won in the Principality in 1975 and 1976, during the in-lap of this the 90th edition of the race.

They can either wear a red cap, display a message on a banner, or simply applaud, while those watching from the yachts in the harbour are invited to sound their klaxons.

Toto Wolff’s heartfelt tribute to friend and colleague Niki Lauda

The majority of teams have already been running Lauda tributes on their cars in Monaco, with Mercedes expected to feature the red halo below on theirs for the remainder of the weekend.

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