Niki Lauda Formula 1 Legend dies at 70 | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2019

Niki Lauda Formula 1 Legend dies at 70

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Australian national three time Formula one (F1)Legend Niki Lauda died in Vienna on Monday, at the age of 70.

He was one of the best known figures in motor racing.He was born in Vienna 1949.

He became a legend after winning the Formula 1 world titles in 1975,1977,and 1984.

He won the title for Ferrari n 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984.

He suffered dreadful injuries at German Grand Prix (GP) in 1976 at Nurburging.He will always be remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing 40 days later, after suffering severe burns and inhaling hot toxic fumes.

He competed for 171 races and won 25 of them.

After his retirement he went on to be a successful businessman. He actively persued business interests including his own airline and later served in senior roles as F1 management as a non-executive chairman at hugely successful Mercedes team since 2012, where he also helped to bring British world champion Lewis Hamilton on board.

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