"With great pain we announced that our beloved Niki has died quietly on May 20, 2019, surrounded by his family t", has informed relatives of the pilot and the businessman of 70 years.
Lauda he had a lung transplant last summer and forced him to go to hospital for several months, and in last January he had to go back to hospital because of the flu t it had been contracted during the previous Christmas. Ibiza (Spain), where he had his second residence in the previous pilot.
I was born in Vienna, y February 22, 1949, the son of a wealthy family, paper mill owner.
He was disillusioned in motor racing in April 1968, in a mountain award. That year he already took part Formula V and is Formula 3.
In 1971 he made his first appearance in F1 with March in the Austrian GP, which did not stop because of mechanical problems.
His car jump came with his sign in 1974 by Ferrari, An Italian team won his first race with him GP in Spain dispute in the. t Jarama on April 28, 1974.
His sequence was certified with her first title of World Champion in 1974.
Two years later, his career was seriously troubled when he suffered a serious accident in the. T German GP on October 24. Lauda He suffered severe burns to his face and body, which kept him away from the t circuits for six weeks.
Despite this, Lauda managed to hold an intensive duet with the British runner Jame Hunt for the championship, a title that achieved the last of the end with only one difference point with the Austrian runner.
Y Season 1977 this is the last one that ran with Ferrari and although his relationship with the Italian team had cooled, he was in control its second world title with some comfort in advance Jody Scheckter.
He caught his life fast – inside and outside Formula 1 circuits – a comment Hollywood and a film was made in his honor;Rush# 39; The tape says his battle against a British driver James Hunt, world champion in 1976.