Niki Lauda: looking back at the life of a Formula One legend

  • Published on May 21, 2019
  • #NikiLauda #F1
    The three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time, has died at 70 after battling declining health.
    In 1976, Lauda was almost killed at the German Grand Prix in one of the most famous accidents in the history of motorsport, but went on to make a remarkable recovery.
    Chase Carey, the chairman and chief executive of the Formula One group, said: 'His love of racing and the courage he demonstrated were simply extraordinary and he inspired so many fans.'
    The Austrian also became a successful airline entrepreneur and went on to have senior roles in F1 management, most recently as non-executive chairman at Mercedes since 2012, where he helped bring Lewis Hamilton to the team.
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Comments • 24

  • Guardian Sport
    Guardian Sport  Month ago +3

    More than a machine: Niki Lauda was an F1 rebel in his own way. Read more ►

  • Cowboy Animal
    Cowboy Animal 25 days ago

    At 1:16 Lauda's watch goes missing after the hug.

  • vikash mishra
    vikash mishra Month ago

    Niki Lauda F1 racer who never give up he admired so many he never left the formula 1 after sever burn also

  • Raghulal M R
    Raghulal M R Month ago

    R.I.P. Racing legend. Your fighting spirit will never be forgotten.

  • Daniel SIVI-SZABO
    Daniel SIVI-SZABO Month ago

    RIP Lauda

  • Sachin manjrekar
    Sachin manjrekar Month ago

    Love you 😘. Never forget you

  • Rata 4U
    Rata 4U Month ago +1

    He wore his battle scars proudly. "'I had a reason to look ugly. Most people don't." - I can't even imagine that strength of character.

  • conor mcentagart
    conor mcentagart Month ago +3

    A True legend I think the greatest thing formula one 🏎 should do to honor this man is to change name of Austrian track to his name like what there doing in rio for senna. Or put up a statue at track in his honor .Niki Lauda give so much to formula one. The sport owns him a lot. I say if everyone got be hide this message we could make it happen for sure a great tribute to the man himself and his family. RIP Niki Lauda

  • the crow black
    the crow black Month ago


  • Garuda Fans
    Garuda Fans Month ago

    Rip Niki, I wish I can create my own Airlines

  • Greenhorn
    Greenhorn Month ago +1

    Probably already looked HQ interview with honest legend N Lauda by Graham Bensinger if not you must

    • Pattreth
      Pattreth Month ago

      i second that - one of the best interviews i've ever heard

  • 12 12
    12 12 Month ago

    So far they have shown the crash 97 times.

  • David Nirv
    David Nirv Month ago

    R.I.P to a formula 1 legend

  • Raunaq Sahu
    Raunaq Sahu Month ago

    Some brilliant wisdom from Niki in this clip! A true great.

  • Mohamed Wattad
    Mohamed Wattad Month ago

    i hardly care about F1 and im in tears hearing about his death..... i shared a picture and a post about him mere hours before his death.... absolutely shocked me

  • mark coffey
    mark coffey Month ago +1


  • Mike C.
    Mike C. Month ago +11

    Tough year in F1 so far. Losing Charlie Whiting and now Niki Lauda. RIP Niki.....a legend, a hero, and a champion.

  • Awesomeness
    Awesomeness Month ago +13

    Thanks To RUSH (2013) Movie i come to know about him... Great and inspirational man ! - Never give up !

  • SagnolTheGangster
    SagnolTheGangster Month ago +2

    Rip... F1 took a damage today...

  • Carl Edwards
    Carl Edwards Month ago +2

    I can't believe it :(

  • Triplex 29
    Triplex 29 Month ago +21

    A Gentleman. A World Champion.
    A Motor Racing Legend.
    Auf Wiedersehen Niki.

  • Miroslav Ťažký
    Miroslav Ťažký Month ago +2

    R.IP. Niki Lauda (*1949-+2019)

  • racer111259
    racer111259 Month ago +6

    from an age when men drove F1 cars.....