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Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda, 1973. Copyright Paul Kooyman, 2011. Used with Permission.

Niki Lauda, 1973. Copyright Paul Kooyman, 2011. Used with Permission.

Niki Lauda, 25th July 2009. Copyright Gergely Gabris, 2009. Used with permission.

Niki Lauda, 25th July 2009. Copyright Gergely Gabris, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

22 Feb 1949
Vienna

Nationality:

Austria

Grands Prix:

171 (1971-1985)

F2 starts:

20 (1971-1972)

Teams:

Jaguar (2001-2002)

Ran his successful Lauda Air airline and was a long-time Ferrari consultant. After battling ill-health and money problems, he became the head of the Jaguar F1 project, but was sacked in November 2002 after a mixed season. Was involved in Austria's A1 GP efforts, but then went into TV broadcasting. He also became involved in numerous business projects, many of them high-profile, including a return to the airline industry. He became a dad again, aged 60, in 2009 and is still involved in F1, via Mercedes, in a very high-profile frontline consultancy/management role, although he has had to battle ill-health again in 2018.

Biography last updated 2 Aug 2018