In 1975, 1977 and 1984 F1 world champion crowned Niki Lauda is remembered Friday as a widely, when the austrian 70th birthday.
Lauda was born in 1949 into a wealthy industrial family in the Austrian capital Vienna. The board was expected to following his father's footsteps paper in the field, but he had other plans. Family despite the opposition of the Lauda began to make a career in motor racing, but when the funding was not, the young Niki had to resort to bank loans.
the Career, however fast, and for the period 1974 Lauda rose Clay Regazzoni alongside Ferrari F1 driver. He grabbed the first 25 races, you can buy already in the fourth Ferrari-competition in the 1974 Spanish GP. The first championship came a year later, and season 1976 niki Lauda fighting for the championship title tasapäin James Hunt , until the Nürburgring memorable accident was to take his life.
Lauda returned to the master for a season in 1977 and was transferred after two periods Brabhamille. Season 1979 after Lauda quit the F1 career for the first time, because he got tired around the car in circles. He moved to take care of the establishment of the airline Lauda Air things. Lauda has since established two more airlines, Niki and Laudamotionin.
In 1982 Lauda returned to a two-year break after the F1 series, this time Mclaren John Watson the garage guy. He won after his return as soon as the third, California Long Beach, run races and get the season over yet another victory. The career of the third and final world championship came in 1984, and Lauda decided his career for good a year later.
his racing career after the Lauda remained in the F1-circles by taking the German RTL channel commentator. In the 1990s Lauda worked with Ferrari as an advisor, and the middle of the season 2001 he rose Jaguar team manager. Through 2002 at the conclusion of Lauda and several other persons were made redundant.
the aircraft, his business focused on Lauda returned to F1 team management posts in 2012, when the Mercedes he was appointed F1 functions similar to the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. chairman. The last year has been the success of the filling, since Mercedes has won the last five drivers 'and manufacturers' world championships Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of the chair.
over the Past two seasons the board under the authority has also worked Valtteri Bottas , which divides the austrian legend below this birthday quite action packed to access the image. The picture is taken in Monaco, the swimming pool and La Rascasse-the bend between the leg. Lauda sitting in the thoughtful expression conditions and follow past on the run to the Finnish.
– Good 70-anniversary, Niki! We can't wait to get you again with us in races, Bottas write.
Lauda was gone from the yard, through 2018 nine of the last races. He became ill during the summer break a long and persistent cold, and the constant coughing pulled his lungs in place. In the end the Board had a lung transplant operation 2. August, but the space had been before this already critical, when new lungs didn't seem to find any. Lauda was discharged from the hospital at the end of October.
Niki lauda and Valtteri Bottaksella was fun Bahrain GP:no time-the day of 7. April 2018. AOP