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

  • Published on May 21, 2019
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    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 • 23

  • Guardian Sport
    Guardian Sport  4 months ago +5

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

  • Cowboy Animal
    Cowboy Animal 3 months ago

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

  • vikash mishra
    vikash mishra 3 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Daniel SIVI-SZABO
    Daniel SIVI-SZABO 4 months ago

    RIP Lauda

  • Sachin manjrekar
    Sachin manjrekar 4 months ago

    Love you 😘. Never forget you

  • Rata 4U
    Rata 4U 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago


  • Indonesian Rails Production

    Rip Niki, I wish I can create my own Airlines

  • Greenhorn
    Greenhorn 4 months ago +1

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

    • Pattreth
      Pattreth 4 months ago

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

  • David Nirv
    David Nirv 4 months ago

    R.I.P to a formula 1 legend

  • Raunaq Sahu
    Raunaq Sahu 4 months ago

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

  • Mohamed Wattad
    Mohamed Wattad 4 months 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 4 months ago +1


  • Mike C.
    Mike C. 4 months 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 4 months ago +13

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

  • SagnolTheGangster
    SagnolTheGangster 4 months ago +2

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

  • Carl Edwards
    Carl Edwards 4 months ago +2

    I can't believe it :(

  • Triplex 29
    Triplex 29 4 months ago +23

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

  • Miroslav Ťažký
    Miroslav Ťažký 4 months ago +2

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

  • racer111259
    racer111259 4 months ago +6

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