Three-time Formulation 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died on the age of 70, his household says, 9 months after present process a lung transplant.
The legendary Austrian took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984.
For a lot of, he will probably be remembered for his outstanding restoration and return to racing after being badly burned in a crash within the 1976 German Grand Prix.
“[He was] a task mannequin and a benchmark for all of us,” his household stated.
After his profession as a racing driver, he turned an airline entrepreneur and, most just lately, a non-executive chairman for the Formulation 1 Mercedes group, instrumental in bringing in British driver Lewis Hamilton, who has received 5 world championships.
“His distinctive achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and can stay unforgettable, his tireless zest for motion, his straightforwardness and his braveness stay a task mannequin and a benchmark for all of us,” the assertion stated.
Lauda died peacefully along with his household on Monday, it added.
In January, he spent some 10 days in hospital whereas affected by influenza.