2. Aug. Seit seinem Horrorunfall auf dem Nürburgring hat FormelFahrer Niki Lauda mit den gesundheitlichen Folgen zu kämpfen. Nun muss. 6. Aug. Niki Lauda hat nach der Lungentransplantation wesentliche Schritte zurück Lauda hatte bei seinem Horror-Unfall auf dem Nürburgring. 1. Aug. Man darf bei Niki Lauda (67) nicht alles so ernst nehmen. Wenn er sauer ist, weil man ihm nicht den - wie er meint - "gebührlichen Respekt".
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Three-time F1 champion Lauda leaves hospital after lung transplant Autosport A first Formula One title followed a year later - but it was the season that was to define Lauda's career, after he suffered near-fatal injuries in an accident at the Nürburgring.
Through sheer force of will, Niki would return to the cockpit just six weeks later at Monza. Scarred but undeterred, Niki would ultimately concede the title to his great rival and later friend James Hunt, before adding a second World Championship to his list of honours the following season.
After adding a third crown in , Niki retired from F1 at the end of the season, taking on a role with German commercial TV station RTL as the resident expert in addition to acting as an adviser to Ferrari in the mids.
Away from the racetrack, Niki has put his entrepreneurial talents to work for his second great passion - aviation. Lauda Air was born in and by the s had obtained a worldwide scheduled flight concession, leading to close collaboration with Lufthansa and ultimately the takeover of Lauda Air by the German operator in Fly Niki was born 12 months later, itself eventually taken over by Air Berlin in and Niki's company Laudamotion at the start of Bitte aktualisiere deinen Browser oder lade eine aktuelle Version der unten aufgelisteten Browser herunter.
However, the McLaren's ceramic brakes suffered on the street circuit and he crashed out of the lead at the end of the long Brabham Straight on lap 57 when his brakes finally failed.
He was one of only two drivers in the race who had driven in the non-championship Australian Grand Prix , the other being World Champion Keke Rosberg , who won in Adelaide in and would take Lauda's place at McLaren in ,.
In Lauda returned to Formula One in a managerial position when Luca di Montezemolo offered him a consulting role at Ferrari.
Halfway through the season Lauda assumed the role of team principal of the Jaguar Formula One team. The team, however, failed to improve and Lauda was made redundant, together with 70 other key figures, at the end of Lauda's helmet was originally a plain red with his full name written on both sides and the Raiffeisen Bank logo in the chin area.
He wore a modified AGV helmet in the weeks following his Nürburgring accident so as the lining would not aggravate his burned scalp too badly.
In , upon his return to McLaren, his helmet was white and featured the red "L" logo of Lauda Air instead of his name on both sides, complete with branding from his personal sponsor Parmalat on the top.
From —, the red and white were reversed to evoke memories of his earlier helmet design. Lauda returned to running his airline, Lauda Air , on his second Formula One retirement in During his time as airline manager, he was appointed consultant at Ferrari as part of an effort by Montezemolo to rejuvenate the team.
In late , he started a new airline, Niki. He was, however, criticized for calling Robert Kubica a "polacke" an ethnic slur for Polish people. It happened on air in May at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Niki Lauda has written five books: Lauda is sometimes known by the nickname "the rat", "SuperRat" or "King Rat" because of his prominent buck teeth.
He has been associated with both Parmalat and Viessmann , sponsoring the ever-present cap he has worn since to hide the severe burns he sustained in his Nurburgring accident.
In the Austrian post office issued a stamp honouring him. Lauda has two sons with first wife, Marlene Knaus married , divorced Mathias , a racing driver himself, and Lukas, who also acts as Mathias's manager.
Lauda has a son, Christoph, through an extra-marital relationship. In , he married Birgit Wetzinger, who is 30 years his junior and was a flight attendant for his airline.
She donated a kidney to Lauda when the kidney he received in a transplant from his brother, in , failed. On 2 August it was announced that Lauda had successfully undergone a lung transplant operation in his native Austria.
Lauda himself made a cameo appearance at the end of the film. At this point Lauda said of Hunt's death, "When I heard he'd died age 45 of a heart attack I wasn't surprised, I was just sad.
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He is considered by some as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. More recently an aviation entrepreneur, he has founded and run three airlines Lauda Air , Niki , and Laudamotion.
He is also Bombardier Business Aircraft brand ambassador. He was also a consultant for Scuderia Ferrari and team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team for two years.
Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring , during which his Ferrari burst into flames and he came close to death after inhaling hot toxic fumes and suffering severe burns.
Niki Lauda was born on 22 February in Vienna , Austria, to a wealthy family. His paternal grandfather was the Viennese-born businessman Hans Lauda.
Lauda became a racing driver despite his family's disapproval. After starting out with a Mini , Lauda moved on into Formula Vee , as was normal in Central Europe , but rapidly moved up to drive in private Porsche and Chevron sports cars.
Because of his family's disapproval he had an ongoing feud with them over his racing ambitions and abandoned further contact. Although the F2 cars were good and Lauda's driving skills impressed March principal Robin Herd , March's F1 season was catastrophic.
Lauda took out another bank loan to buy his way into the BRM team in Lauda was instantly quick, but the team was in decline; his big break came when his BRM teammate Clay Regazzoni left to rejoin Ferrari in and team owner Enzo Ferrari asked him what he thought of Lauda.
Regazzoni spoke so favourably of Lauda that Ferrari promptly signed him, paying him enough to clear his debts.
After an unsuccessful start to the s culminating in a disastrous start to the season, Ferrari regrouped completely under Luca di Montezemolo and were resurgent in The team's faith in the little-known Lauda was quickly rewarded by a second-place finish in his debut race for the team, the season-opening Argentine Grand Prix.
Although Lauda became the season's pacesetter, achieving six consecutive pole positions , a mixture of inexperience and mechanical unreliability meant Lauda won only one more race that year, the Dutch GP.
He finished fourth in the Drivers' Championship and demonstrated immense commitment to testing and improving the car.
The F1 season started slowly for Lauda; after no better than a fifth-place finish in the first four races, he won four of the next five driving the new Ferrari T.
His first World Championship was confirmed with a third-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza; Lauda's teammate Regazzoni won the race and Ferrari clinched their first Constructors' Championship in 11 years; Lauda then picked up a fifth win at the last race of the year, the United States GP at Watkins Glen.
He also became the first driver to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under seven minutes, which was considered a huge feat as the Nordschleife section of the Nürburgring was two miles longer than it is today.
Lauda famously gave away any trophies he won to his local garage in exchange for his car to be washed and serviced. Unlike and despite tensions between Lauda and Montezemolo's successor, Daniele Audetto , Lauda dominated the start of the F1 season , winning four of the first six races and finishing second in the other two.
By the time of his fifth win of the year at the British GP , he had more than double the points of his closest challengers Jody Scheckter and James Hunt , and a second consecutive World Championship appeared a formality.
It would be a feat not achieved since Jack Brabham 's victories in and He also looked set to win the most races in a season, a record held by the late Jim Clark since Most of the other drivers voted against the boycott and the race went ahead.
On 1 August during the second lap at the very fast left kink before Bergwerk, Lauda was involved in an accident where his Ferrari swerved off the track, hit an embankment, burst into flames and made contact with Brett Lunger 's Surtees - Ford car.
Unlike Lunger, Lauda was trapped in the wreckage. Drivers Arturo Merzario , Lunger, Guy Edwards and Harald Ertl arrived at the scene a few moments later, but before they were able to pull Lauda from his car, he suffered severe burns to his head and inhaled hot toxic gases that damaged his lungs and blood.
As Lauda was wearing a modified helmet, the foam had compressed and it slid off his head after the accident, leaving his face exposed to the fire.
Lauda suffered extensive scarring from the burns to his head, losing most of his right ear as well as the hair on the right side of his head, his eyebrows and his eyelids.
He chose to limit reconstructive surgery to replacing the eyelids and getting them to work properly.
Since the accident he has always worn a cap to cover the scars on his head. He has arranged for sponsors to use the cap for advertising.
With Lauda out of the contest, Carlos Reutemann was taken on as his replacement. Lauda missed only two races, appearing at the Monza press conference six weeks after the accident with his fresh burns still bandaged.
He finished fourth in the Italian GP , despite being, by his own admission, absolutely petrified. F1 journalist Nigel Roebuck recalls seeing Lauda in the pits, peeling the blood-soaked bandages off his scarred scalp.
He also had to wear a specially adapted crash helmet so as to not be in too much discomfort. In Lauda's absence, Hunt had mounted a late charge to reduce Lauda's lead in the World Championship standings.
Hunt and Lauda were friends away from the circuit, and their personal on-track rivalry, while intense, was cleanly contested and fair.
Lauda qualified third, one place behind Hunt, but on race day there was torrential rain and Lauda retired after two laps.
He later said that he felt it was unsafe to continue under these conditions, especially since his eyes were watering excessively because of his fire-damaged tear ducts and inability to blink.
Hunt led much of the race before his tires blistered and a pit stop dropped him down the order. Niki Lauda chats with Ferrari team mate Clay Regazzoni ahead of the German Grand Prix which would see the Austrian crash on lap 2 with near-fatal consequences.
Niki Lauda famously withdrew his Ferrari T2 from the terrible wet race conditions at the end of the second lap relinquishing his championship lead in the final race of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix.
After falling out with Ferrari, Niki Lauda moved to Brabham for the season. Lauda would take the world championship by just half a point from Prost.
Niki decided it was too dangerous to race and pulled out, handing the title to his friend Hunt, who said Niki's withdrawal was an act of bravery.
In Italy some called him a coward. Even Enzo Ferrari had doubts and made plans to replace him, a reaction that angered Niki and made his winning the driving title a form of revenge.
Having clinched the championship with two races remaining, Niki decided to skip them and told Ferrari he was leaving.
Enzo called him a traitor for moving to Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team. In his season with Brabham Niki won twice and finished fourth in the championship.
The next year, in an uncompetitive car, he had scored only four points prior to the penultimate race, in Canada. There, after the first practice session, he walked away from Formula One racing, saying he was "tired of driving around in circles" and would now start his own airline.
Lauda Air, with its proprietor serving as one of the pilots, grew to the point that further progress would require more capital, in pursuit of which Niki returned to his previous profession.
In his negotiations Niki told the McLaren money men he was only charging one dollar for his services as a driver - all the rest was for his personality.
In he won his third driving title, albeit by the slimmest of margins from his brilliant young McLaren team mate Alain Prost. Niki won a final Grand Prix in then retired from the sport for good as a driver, though he never really left the paddock.
He worked as an adviser for Ferrari, served as a Jaguar team principal and became a television commentator - a role for which he was uniquely qualified to provide insights into the highs and lows of the sport he was lucky to survive and brilliant enough to conquer.
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