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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 now in TV broadcasting. Also involved in numerous business projects, many of them high-profile, including a return to the airline industry. He also became a dad again, aged 60, in 2009 and is still involved in F1, via Mercedes, in a consultancy/management role.

Biography last updated 11 Nov 2012