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Austrian
22 February 1949 (71)
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%)
0 (0%)
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 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
2 1974 Dutch Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
3 1975 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
4 1975 Belgian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
5 1975 Swedish Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
6 1975 French Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
7 1975 United States Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
8 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
9 1976 South African Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
10 1976 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
11 1976 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
12 1976 British Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
13 1977 South African Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
14 1977 German Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
15 1977 Dutch Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
16 1978 Swedish Grand Prix round 8 Brabham
17 1978 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Brabham
18 1982 United States Grand Prix West round 3 McLaren
19 1982 British Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
20 1984 South African Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
21 1984 French Grand Prix round 5 McLaren
22 1984 British Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
23 1984 Austrian Grand Prix round 12 McLaren
24 1984 Italian Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
25 1985 Dutch Grand Prix round 11 McLaren

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1974 South African Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
2 1974 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
3 1974 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
4 1974 Dutch Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
5 1974 French Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
6 1974 British Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
7 1974 German Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
8 1974 Austrian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
9 1974 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
10 1975 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
11 1975 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
12 1975 Belgian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
13 1975 Dutch Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
14 1975 French Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
15 1975 German Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
16 1975 Austrian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
17 1975 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
18 1975 United States Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
19 1976 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
20 1976 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
21 1976 British Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
22 1977 United States Grand Prix West round 4 Ferrari
23 1977 Austrian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
24 1978 South African Grand Prix 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

Lauda stands out not only as a driver, but as an irreplaceable persona who helped shape the sport over the course of four decades.<br>First he was a racer with March, BRM, Ferrari, Brabham and McLaren, but he later became a consultant and ambassador for the likes of Ferrari, Jaguar and Mercedes.<br>Piola describes Lauda as the greatest personality he ever met, and characterises his return to the ...

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Race: 1984 Portuguese GP, Estoril<br>Car: McLaren MP4/2<br>The race of my life is very easy to choose. It was the last race in 1984 in Portugal, when I won the championship by half a point from my team-mate Alain Prost.<br>I think this was the most difficult race for me. At the end of 1983 Prost lost his drive with Renault - nobody expected that. John Watson still hadn't signed his contract with ...

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10 1973 Monaco GP, Monte Carlo<br>BRM P160E<br>Started: 6th<br>Result: Retired <br><br><br>Niki Lauda, BRM P160E<br>Photo by: Sutton Images<br><br><br>Niki Lauda, BRM P160E<br>Photo by: Sutton Images<br><br><br>By 1973 Lauda was in considerable debt thanks to the loans he had taken out to pursue a motorsport career, and was paying for a BRM F1 drive via instalments. Some financial ...

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Three-time F1 world champion Lauda played an instrumental role as Mercedes’ F1 chairman to sign Hamilton from McLaren, holding regular talks with the British driver through 2012.<br>Hamilton has since won five F1 titles for Mercedes, as well as helping the team’s charge to six consecutive constructors’ championships and a number of unprecedented F1 feats.<br>Marking the first anniversary ...

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Formula 1 was a very different place the last time the coastal resort of Zandvoort hosted a grand prix. Three-time world champion Niki Lauda was in the twilight of his career, doing battle with rising stars like Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Nelson Piquet was right in the middle of his illustrious F1 career, heading towards a tough end to his time at Brabham.<br>Not for the first time, the 1985 ...

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But on the day of his first success, we've chosen to take a look back at one of his more remarkable victories that came a decade later.<br>For Lauda's third Formula 1 title was one of the most incredible in the championship's history, and won by statistically the smallest margin - just half a point.<br>In an interview conducted in 2017, Lauda talked Autosport through that season from his ...

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Mercedes' non-executive chairman and three-time F1 champion Lauda passed away during the week of the Monaco Grand Prix, with the team paying tribute by running a red star on the engine cover and a red halo on the W10, and Hamilton also using a special tribute crash helmet.<br>Hamilton has previously admitted to battling mental "demons" during the 2019 season because of the death of Lauda, and ...

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The three-time world champion, who played an instrumental part in turning Mercedes into a dominant force in F1, passed away shortly before this year’s Monaco Grand Prix.<br>But the spirit and character that he carried throughout his life was remembered with the Award, which was voted for by FIA accredited media.<br>Max Verstappen was awarded the ‘Action of the Year’ prize by fans for the ...

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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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