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Happy Birthday to the true Marlboro Man!

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Arturo Merzario turns 74 today. A veteran of 57 Grand Prix starts between 1972 and 1979, the Italian journeyman was a colorful presence in the paddock. His greatest achievement was perhaps lending a savior hand to the attempts to free Niki Lauda from his burning Ferrari following the Austrian's horrific crash at the Nurburgring in 1976.