Niki Lauda

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Lauda in 1982

Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (22 February 1949 – 20 May 2019) was an Austrian Formula One driver. He was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He was also an aviator, entrepreneur and writer.[1] He has founded and run two airlines and was manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team for two years. In February 2018, Toto Wolff & Niki Lauda signed Mercedes deal until 2020.[2][3]

Lauda died after a period of ill health on 20 May 2019 in Zürich. He was 70.[4]

Niki lauda raced in the 1973 F1 season as a member of the British raceing motors team.in 1974 he signed with the prestigious pransing horse scuderia Ferrari team and gathered his first career F1 victory ( as well as an additional win),finishing the season in forth place. The 1975 raceing season is one of the most storid in F1 history. Through nine races, Lauda had 5 victorys and more then twice as many points in the championship standings as his closest competitor. Lauda tried to get the other drivers to agree to boycott of the 10th race of the season, of the German Grand Prix or which is called ( the Nürburging but Lauda lost the FIA said to go ahead and race which happened on the second lap of the German Grand Prix Lauda crashed and his car went on fire

First Race:1971 Austrian F1 GP Last Race: 1985 Austrian F1 GP First Win: 1974 Spanish F1 GP Last Win: 1995 Dutch F1 GP

References[change | change source]

  1. "The F1 teams for the 2019 season- Formula 1®". Formula 1® - The Official F1® Website.
  2. Richards, Giles (2017-02-20). "Mercedes re-sign Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda to confirm F1 commitment". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  3. "Mercedes tie down Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda until 2020". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  4. "Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One world champion, dies aged 70". The Guardian. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.