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Austrian
22 February 1949 (70)
George Constantine (22 February 1918)
Marshall Teague (22 February 1921)
Jesús Iglesias (22 February 1922)
Timmy Mayer (22 February 1938)

statistics

25 (14.4%)
54 (31%)
24 (13.8%)
3 (23.1%)
1st
13
174
170
420.5 (2.4 points per race avg)
83 (47.7%)
1971 Austrian Grand Prix
1985 Australian Grand Prix

about Niki Lauda

Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (born 22 February 1949) is an Austrian former Formula One driver and a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He is currently the only driver to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors. More recently an aviation entrepreneur, he has founded and run two airlines (Lauda Air and Niki). He is also Bombardier Business Aircraft brand ambassador. He was also a consultant for Scuderia Ferrari and team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team for two years. He is currently working as a pundit for German TV during Grand Prix weekends and acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. Lauda owns 10% of the team.

Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, during which his Ferrari burst into flames and he came close to death after inhaling hot toxic fumes and suffering severe burns. However, he survived, and recovered enough to race again just six weeks later at the Italian Grand Prix.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1974 Jarama round 4 Ferrari
2 1974 Circuit Park Zandvoort round 8 Ferrari
3 1975 Circuit de Monaco round 5 Ferrari
4 1975 Zolder round 6 Ferrari
5 1975 Scandinavian Raceway round 7 Ferrari
6 1975 Circuit Paul Ricard round 9 Ferrari
7 1975 Watkins Glen round 14 Ferrari
8 1976 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 1 Ferrari
9 1976 Kyalami round 2 Ferrari
10 1976 Zolder round 5 Ferrari
11 1976 Circuit de Monaco round 6 Ferrari
12 1976 Brands Hatch round 9 Ferrari
13 1977 Kyalami round 3 Ferrari
14 1977 Hockenheimring round 11 Ferrari
15 1977 Circuit Park Zandvoort round 13 Ferrari
16 1978 Scandinavian Raceway round 8 Brabham
17 1978 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 14 Brabham
18 1982 Long Beach round 3 McLaren
19 1982 Brands Hatch round 10 McLaren
20 1984 Kyalami round 2 McLaren
21 1984 Dijon-Prenois round 5 McLaren
22 1984 Brands Hatch round 10 McLaren
23 1984 A1-Ring round 12 McLaren
24 1984 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 14 McLaren
25 1985 Circuit Park Zandvoort round 11 McLaren

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1974 Kyalami round 3 Ferrari
2 1974 Jarama round 4 Ferrari
3 1974 Circuit de Monaco round 6 Ferrari
4 1974 Circuit Park Zandvoort round 8 Ferrari
5 1974 Dijon-Prenois round 9 Ferrari
6 1974 Brands Hatch round 10 Ferrari
7 1974 Nürburgring round 11 Ferrari
8 1974 A1-Ring round 12 Ferrari
9 1974 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 Ferrari
10 1975 Montjuïc round 4 Ferrari
11 1975 Circuit de Monaco round 5 Ferrari
12 1975 Zolder round 6 Ferrari
13 1975 Circuit Park Zandvoort round 8 Ferrari
14 1975 Circuit Paul Ricard round 9 Ferrari
15 1975 Nürburgring round 11 Ferrari
16 1975 A1-Ring round 12 Ferrari
17 1975 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 Ferrari
18 1975 Watkins Glen round 14 Ferrari
19 1976 Zolder round 5 Ferrari
20 1976 Circuit de Monaco round 6 Ferrari
21 1976 Brands Hatch round 9 Ferrari
22 1977 Long Beach round 4 Ferrari
23 1977 A1-Ring round 12 Ferrari
24 1978 Kyalami round 3 Brabham

teams & teammates

season teammate
1971 Ronnie Peterson
Henri Pescarolo
John Love
Alex Soler-Roig
Skip Barber
François Mazet
Max Jean
Nanni Galli
Mike Beuttler
Jean-Pierre Jarier
March-Ford compare 1971
1972 Ronnie Peterson
Henri Pescarolo
Rolf Stommelen
Carlos Pace
Mike Beuttler
Skip Barber
March compare 1972
1973 Clay Regazzoni
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Peter Gethin
BRM compare 1973
1974 Clay Regazzoni
Ferrari compare 1974
1975 Clay Regazzoni
Ferrari compare 1975
1976 Clay Regazzoni
Carlos Reutemann
Ferrari compare 1976
1977 Carlos Reutemann
Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari compare 1977
1978 John Watson
Nelson Piquet
Brabham compare 1978
1979 Nelson Piquet
Ricardo Zunino
Brabham-Alfa Romeo compare 1979
1982 John Watson
McLaren compare 1982
1983 John Watson
McLaren compare 1983
1984 Alain Prost
McLaren compare 1984
1985 Alain Prost
John Watson
McLaren compare 1985

news

Austrian Hollywood legend and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was among those to speak at the ceremony, along with Alain Prost, Gerhard Berger and Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen.<br>Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Toto Wolff represented Lauda's Mercedes team, while other current team bosses present included Helmut Marko, Christian Horner, Mattia Binotto, Franz ...

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As Mercedes non-executive chairman, Lauda made his first contact with Hamilton during 2012 to help lure the Briton to the team from McLaren, when Mercedes was struggling to establish itself as a leading team and McLaren was still winning races.<br>Since the move Hamilton has won four world titles and 55 grands prix, while McLaren has not won a race since the end of the 2012 season.<br><br>Read ...

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Lauda died shortly before the Monaco Grand Prix, and Mercedes paid tribute with the red three-pointed star on its car's engine cover, a red halo and a facsimile autograph on the nose.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>The full extent of the void left by Lauda<br><br><br>While the German car manufacturer has confirmed that the red halo is a one-off, team boss Toto Wolff says the red star will remain.<br>"We ...

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Hamilton was rocked by the passing of Lauda earlier this week, with the pair having built up a close friendship since they worked together at Mercedes.<br>But while Hamilton cancelled his media commitments on Wednesday because of Lauda's death, Stewart reckons that the reigning champion will easily be able to put his emotions to one side when driving – just as he himself was able to do at Monza ...

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The team reacted to the death of its non-executive chairman in the build-up to the Monte Carlo race by quickly arranging several branding, which appeared in Thursday practice.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>The full extent of the void left by Lauda<br><br><br>"Danke Niki" and Lauda's signature were present on the noses of the cars of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, while one of the stars on the ...

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The most poignant minutes of the Monaco Grand Prix week begin with an act that would be comedic in any other context. Shuffling down the side of a packed Mercedes hospitality room, team principal Toto Wolff hoists himself atop the counter, scooches himself round, and clambers down the other side.<br>Then he takes his seat, gets as comfortable as one can be in this environment, and faces a throng ...

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Tributes to Lauda have poured in since the news that he passed away on Monday night, and Mercedes is running special branding at the Monaco Grand Prix to commemorate the Austrian.<br>Wolff, speaking ahead of first practice, said he still found it "so difficult" to talk about.<br>"My emotions are so overwhelming as a friend," said Wolff. "The last 48 hours were terrible, I feel like a zombie. I ...

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After his near-fatal crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix, Lauda returned to finish fourth at the Italian GP for Ferrari three races later, and recovered to win the 1977 world title, his second triumph.<br>He then won a third world championship – this time with McLaren – in 1984 after briefly retiring from racing at the end of ’79.<br>In this video, Edd Straw is joined by Giorgio Piola, who ...

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Lauda, who died earlier this week at the age of 70, had a lung transplant in the summer of 2018. He said at the end of last year that the handwritten note he received from Vettel while in hospital was a “great pleasure”.<br>Asked in the build-up to the Monaco Grand Prix about writing that letter, following Lauda’s passing, Vettel said “respect says it all”.<br>“I heard he was not ...

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Three-time F1 champion Lauda was Mercedes' non-executive chairman and a prominent figure at races before falling ill last year.<br>To honour his memory, Mercedes will run with "Danke Niki" and Lauda's signature on the noses of the cars of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.<br>One of the stars on the engine cover will also be red "in Niki's honour and memory", Mercedes said.<br>This branding will ...

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Lauda, who was Mercedes’ non-executive chairman, passed away on Monday night aged 70, after battling health issues for almost a year.<br>Red Bull motorsport advisor Marko says he first met his fellow Austrian “around 1968” and the two followed each closely through their racing careers and later when they moved into non-driving roles.<br>“I knew he was not in a good condition, but still ...

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In this video, Andrew van de Burgt and Ben Anderson join Glenn Freeman to reflect on both parts of Lauda's career as a driver, his two remarkable comebacks and the success that followed each return.<br>We also look back on what Lauda stood for as a no-nonsense personality around the F1 paddock in the years after his driving retirement, including his turbulent time in charge at Jaguar, and the ...

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March 721<br><br>March 721 1972 detailed overview<br>Photo by: Giorgio Piola<br><br>A development of the first car Niki Lauda drove in Formula 1, the March 721 retained the lozenge-shaped front end and the madcap "tea-tray" wing, but didn't live up to the success of the preceding 711 chassis.<br>After two races, the 'X' specification of car was rolled out with a transverse gearbox, but the package ...

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A three-time world champion, he led a life of remarkable achievement, on and off the track, in motor racing and in the airline business.<br>He will always be remembered for the accident at the 1976 German GP that almost claimed his life. His subsequent comeback, overcoming physical and mental challenges to return to the very top of his game, is surely one of the most extraordinary stories in ...

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Three-time world champion Lauda passed away on Monday evening at the age of 70, having been hospitalised earlier this year following a flu-like infection.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Niki Lauda passes away aged 70<br>Niki Lauda remembered: All 25 of his F1 wins<br>Motorsport fraternity pays tribute to Lauda<br><br><br>Lauda, who won his three F1 titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984, was a non-executive ...

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Lauda won two of his titles with Ferrari before claiming his third with McLaren after coming out of retirement. <br> <br><br>Ferrari<br>Today is a sad day for F1. The great Ferrari family learns with deep sadness the news of the death of our friend Niki Lauda, three times world champion, two with the Scuderia (1975-1977). You will remain forever in our hearts and in those of the fans ...

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The Austrian had been battling health issues since mid-last year, including a lung transplant in August that required a two-month stay in hospital.<br>He was then hospitalised again for a short period at the beginning of 2019 after contracting a flu infection. There have been reports from Austrian press in the recent days that he had been receiving kidney dialysis in Switzerland. <br>Sadly, it ...

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The three-time World Champion, who is a non-executive chairman of Mercedes, had been taken ill while on a family holiday in Ibiza over the Christmas period.<br>He was admitted to the AKH hospital in Vienna, where he had undergone a lung transplant last summer, so he could be observed closely to ensure there were no further complications.<br>With his condition having improved, Walter Klepetko, head ...

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Lauda, who turns 70 on February 22, was on a family holiday in Ibiza when he became ill.<br>It’s understood that the decision to take him to hospital was made purely as a precaution given his sensitivity to infection following his recent lung operation, and that there is no cause for alarm.<br>The Austrian, who turns 70 on February 22, underwent a lung transplant back in August, spending two ...

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Vettel finished runner-up to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the world championship after several high-profile mistakes and Ferrari's own struggles led to him being defeated for a second year in a row.<br>Lauda, speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport in his first interview since the lung transplant that saved his life, backed Vettel to emerge as a major threat to Hamilton in 2019 and revealed he received ...

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The three-time F1 world champion, who is non-executive chairman at Mercedes, was taken ill earlier this year and had to undergo major surgery that left him in a serious condition. Having left hospital last month there had been some talk of him being well enough to travel to Abu Dhabi this weekend for the F1 season finale, but in the end he has elected to remain at home. However, in a video ...

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Lauda had surgery at Austria’s AKH Vienna hospital at the start of August after falling ill while on holiday in Ibiza. On Wednesday, just over two and a half months since Lauda’s transplant, the hospital confirmed the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes Formula 1 team had been allowed to leave in good condition.  It said Lauda would now undergo “intensive rehabilitation” that ...

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Three-time F1 world champion Lauda is now expected to make a full recovery following the surgery in Vienna’s General Hospital in Austria last week. A total of seven specialists today provided detailed information on the circumstances that led to his emergency operation. Marco Idzko, head of the hospital’s division of pulmonology, explained: “Mr Lauda suffered from a so-called ... ...

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Lauda is making good progress in Austria’s AHK Vienna hospital after undergoing surgery on August 2.  Minimal information has been released since then other than to confirm a positive start to Lauda’s recovery, and insist that this was not a legacy of the lung injuries sustained by Lauda in his fiery Nordschleife crash in 1976.  On Monday a statement released by the Austrian general ... ...

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