News By/Courtesy: Rajnish Suman | 21 May 2019 23:21pm IST

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  • Niki Lauda was a legendary Australian formula one racer
  • Niki won the title in 1975 and 1977 for Ferrari and in 1984 for McLaren
  • He also worked as the consultant for Scuderia Ferrari

Andreas Nikolas Lauda, commonly known as Niki Lauda, the legendary Australian F1 racer passes away at the age of 70. Niki went through a lung transplant in the month of August and was not able to recover fully and passed away on Monday, 8 months after the transplant. Lauda, who was born in Vienna in February 1949, was a motor racing legend who went on to be a successful businessman following his retirement from the sport. Niki Lauda is widely considered as the greatest motor racers of all time. He is the only formula driver to win the title for both Ferrari and McLaren. He achieved this feat by winning the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and for McLaren in 1984. Niki was severely injured in 1976 German Grand Prix when his Ferrari burst into flames at the race track. He nearly faced death due to inhalation of a lot of toxic gases and severe burns. But he healed quickly and was back on track only six weeks after the accident. Recently, Niki worked as an aviation entrepreneur and started three airlines namely Lauda Air, Niki, and Lauda motion. He was the brand ambassador of Bombardier Business Aircraft. He also served as the consultant advisor of Jaguar Formula Racing team for two years. He also worked as the consultant for Scuderia Ferrari.

Section Editor: Puja Jakhar | 21 May 2019 23:26pm IST


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