Niki Lauda war ein Charakterkopf. Vor einem Jahr starb die Ikone - und hinterließ in der Formel 1 eine große Leere. Andreas Nikolaus „Niki“ Lauda war ein österreichischer Automobilrennfahrer, Unternehmer und Pilot. Er startete zwischen 19in der Formel 1 und wurde dreimal Weltmeister. Insgesamt fuhr Lauda FormelRennen von denen er 25 gewann und mal auf dem Treppchen landete. Niki Laudas Unfall kostete Lauda ein.
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However, he was probably best-known for surviving a crash during the season which left him scarred for life.
On 1 August , one year after winning his first title, he suffered third-degree burns to his head and face and inhaled toxic gases that damaged his lungs after his vehicle burst into flames at Nurburgring.
He was given the last rites in hospital but made an almost miraculous recovery and returned to racing, still bandaged, just 40 days later. After his career as a racing driver, he became an airline entrepreneur and, most recently, a non-executive chairman for the Formula 1 Mercedes team, instrumental in bringing in British driver Lewis Hamilton, who has won five world championships.
However, ill health followed him into his later years and he underwent a lung transplant in August He had previously had two kidney transplants, the second donated in by his then-girlfriend Birgit Wetzinger, a former flight attendant for his airline whom he married in In January , Lauda spent 10 days in hospital while suffering from influenza.
Lauda leaves behind his wife, their twins born in , and three sons from previous relationships. Niki Lauda was perhaps the most heroic and simply remarkable figure in the history of Formula 1, and yet the striking thing about him was how down-to-earth he was.
Here was a man who had cheated death, been given the last rites, and raced a Grand Prix car again a few weeks later with blood seeping into the bandages still covering the burns on his face.
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ESP Ni. MON 2. FRA 5. GBR 2. GER 1. AUT 2. ITA 2. USA 4. USW Ki. BEL Ki. NED 3. ITA 1. RSA 6. GBR Ki. Die rote Kappe des Brabham-Sponsors Parmalat wurde zu Laudas Markenzeichen.
Am Saisonende war er Vierter in der Weltmeisterschaft. Die Saison verlief dagegen sehr enttäuschend. Nebenbei kommentierte er im Fernsehen einige FormelÜbertragungen.
Zur Unterstützung seiner Fluglinie kehrte er in die Formel 1 zurück, um einen McLaren zu fahren, der dank der neuartigen Bauweise aus kohlenstofffaserverstärktem Kunststoff wesentlich sicherer war als die früheren Konstruktionen aus Aluminium.
Als ich zurückkam, hatte der Bodeneffekt seinen Höhepunkt erreicht und ich war erstaunt, dass ein Wagen so schlecht zu fahren sein könnte.
Es waren eigentlich gar keine Autos mehr. Es gab keine Warnung, wenn das Limit erreicht war, weil man keinen Unterschied merkte. Er drängte auf den frühzeitigen Einsatz des bei Porsche konstruierten TAG- Turbomotors , gegen den Willen seines Konstrukteurs John Barnard , der kein Kompromissauto für den Rest der Saison haben wollte.
Ende wurde Laudas Teamkollege John Watson von Alain Prost ersetzt, dem bei Renault gekündigt worden war. Niki Lauda war beim Eröffnungsrennen des umgebauten Nürburgrings am Mai am Start: Zu diesem Schaurennen waren namhafte Rennfahrer der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit eingeladen, unter anderem Alain Prost, Carlos Reutemann, John Watson, Jacques Laffite und Klaus Ludwig sowie die ehemaligen FormelWeltmeister Jack Brabham, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Denny Hulme, James Hunt, Alan Jones und Keke Rosberg.
Da Lauda erst am Vorabend des Rennens anreisen konnte und beim Qualifikationslauf nicht dabei war, musste er das Rennen vom letzten Startplatz aus in Angriff nehmen und überholte alle vor ihm gestarteten Fahrer mit Ausnahme des damaligen FormelNeulings Ayrton Senna , der dieses Rennen gewann.
Die Weltmeisterschaft wurde ein Stallduell zwischen Lauda und seinem neuen Teamkollegen Prost  , dessen Wechsel zu McLaren Lauda ursprünglich hatte verhindern wollen.
Lauda, der fünf Rennen in diesem Jahr gewann, entschied mit einem halben Punkt Vorsprung diese Weltmeisterschaft für sich, dem knappsten Abstand in der Geschichte der Formel 1.
Dabei war Lauda — anders als während seiner Zeit bei Ferrari, in der er vielmals die Pole-Position errang und im teaminternen Duell zumeist der Schnellere war — seinem Teamkollegen im Training meist unterlegen und erreichte nur selten dessen Geschwindigkeit.
Anstatt sich auf das Training zu konzentrieren, begann Lauda deshalb, während der Trainingssessions an der Abstimmung seines Wagens für das Rennen zu arbeiten.
Lauda gewann nur einen Grand Prix — seinen Laudas Rücktritt zum Ende der Saison war beschlossen; Lauda benannte später die Dominanz seines Teamkollegen Prost als einen Grund für seinen Rücktritt.
Sein letztes Rennen fuhr Lauda am 3. Runde ausfiel. Ein Angebot des damaligen Brabham-Chefs Ecclestone für die Saison lehnte Lauda ab.
Nach der Neugründung starteten erste Linienflüge in den Fernen Osten, seit hat die Lauda Air eine weltweite Linienflugkonzession.
Mai kam es beim Lauda-Air-Flug zu einem schweren Unfall mit Todesopfern, als eine Boeing in Thailand abstürzte. November aus der Fluglinie ausgeschieden.
Im Rahmen der Insolvenz der Aero Lloyd übernahm Lauda die Mehrheitsanteile an der Aero Lloyd Austria GmbH und gründete Ende November wieder eine eigene Fluglinie.
Anfang wurde der Name der Fluglinie mit NIKI festgelegt. Mit Air Berlin bestand eine enge Kooperation.
November wurde veröffentlicht, dass Lauda die restlichen Kapitalanteile an die Air Berlin übertragen habe. Nach Medienberichten übernehme Lauda zudem den Posten eines Verwaltungsrats Non-Executive Director bei der Air Berlin PLC.
Anfang übernahm Lauda das Wiener Bedarfsflugunternehmen Amira Air heute Laudamotion , Markenname seit März nur mehr Lauda .
Die Fluggesellschaft führte mit ihren 15 Businessjets Flüge für die gehobene Klientel durch. Jänner bekam Lauda bei der Zerschlagung der Air Berlin im zweiten Anlauf den Zuschlag für die österreichischen Teile und kaufte damit die Air-Berlin-Tochter Niki zurück, um sie in die Laudamotion einzugliedern.
Dafür ging er eine Kooperation mit Ryanair ein, der er schon im März einen Anteil verkaufte. In den er-Jahren war Lauda wieder im Motorsport tätig und fungierte zunächst von bis als Berater beim erfolglosen Ferrari-Team, wo er zur Neuorganisation des Teams beitrug und u.
Following wins in the Canadian and United States Grands Prix, Hunt stood only three points behind Lauda before the final race of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix.
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. He recovered to third, thus winning the title by a single point.
Lauda's previously good relationship with Ferrari was severely affected by his decision to withdraw from the Japanese Grand Prix, and he endured a difficult season , despite easily winning the championship through consistency rather than outright pace.
Lauda disliked his new teammate, Reutemann, who had served as his replacement driver. Lauda was not comfortable with this move and felt he had been let down by Ferrari.
The Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo flat began the season at the third race in South Africa. It suffered from a variety of troubles that forced Lauda to retire the car 9 out of 14 races.
Lauda's best results, apart from the wins in Sweden and Italy after the penalization of Mario Andretti and Gilles Villeneuve, were 2nd in Monaco and Great Britain, and a 3rd in the Netherlands.
The Alfa flat engine was too wide for ground effect designs in that the opposed cylinder banks impeded with the venturi tunnels, so Alfa designed a V12 for It was the fourth cylinder engine design that propelled the Austrian in F1 since Lauda's F1 season was again marred by retirements and poor pace, even though he won the non-championship Dino Ferrari Grand Prix with the Brabham-Alfa.
In the single make BMW M1 Procar Championship , driving for the British Formula Two team Project Four Racing led by Ron Dennis when not in a factory entry, Lauda won three races for P4 plus the series.
Decades later, Lauda won a BMW Procar exhibition race event before the German Grand Prix. In September, Lauda finished 4th in Monza, and won the non-WC Imola event, still with the Alfa V12 engine.
After that, Brabham returned to the familiar Cosworth V8. In late September, during practice for the Canadian Grand Prix , Lauda cut short a practice session and promptly informed team principal Ecclestone, that he wished to retire immediately, as he had no more desire to "continue the silliness of driving around in circles".
Lauda, who in the meantime had founded Lauda Air, a charter airline, returned to Austria to run the company full-time. Lauda proved he was when, in his third race back, he won the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Before the opening race of the season at Kyalami race track in South Africa , Lauda was the organiser of the so-called "drivers' strike"; Lauda had seen that the new Super Licence required the drivers to commit themselves to their present teams and realised that this could hinder a driver's negotiating position.
The drivers, with the exception of Teo Fabi , barricaded themselves in a banqueting suite at Sunnyside Park Hotel until they had won the day.
The season proved to be transitional for the McLaren team as they were making a change from Ford - Cosworth engines, to TAG -badged Porsche turbo engines, and Lauda did not win a race that year, with his best finish being second at Long Beach behind his teammate John Watson.
Some political maneuvering by Lauda forced a furious chief designer John Barnard to design an interim car earlier than expected to get the TAG-Porsche engine some much needed race testing; Lauda nearly won the last race of the season in South Africa.
Lauda won a third world championship in by half a point over teammate Alain Prost , due only to half points being awarded for the shortened Monaco Grand Prix.
His Austrian Grand Prix victory that year is so far the only time an Austrian has won his home Grand Prix. However, during the two seasons together, they had a good relationship and Lauda later said that beating the talented Frenchman was a big motivator for him.
Lauda won five races, while Prost won seven. However, Lauda, who set a record for the most pole positions in a season during the season, rarely matched his teammate in qualifying.
Despite this, Lauda's championship win came in Portugal , when he had to start in eleventh place on the grid, while Prost qualified on the front row.
Prost did everything he could, starting from second and winning his seventh race of the season, but Lauda's calculating drive which included setting the fastest race lap , passing car after car, saw him finish second behind his teammate which gave him enough points to win his third title.
However, as it was his last race with Lotus before joining Williams in , Lotus boss Peter Warr refused to give Mansell the brakes he wanted for his car and the Englishman retired with brake failure on lap As Lauda had passed the Toleman of F1 rookie Ayrton Senna for third place only a few laps earlier, Mansell's retirement elevated him to second behind Prost.
The season was a disappointment for Lauda, with eleven retirements from the fourteen races he started. He did not start the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps after crashing and breaking his wrist during practice, and he later missed the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch ; John Watson replaced him for that race.
He did manage fourth at the San Marino Grand Prix , 5th at the German Grand Prix , and a single race win at the Dutch Grand Prix where he held off a fast finishing Prost late in the race.
This proved to be his last Grand Prix victory and also the last Formula One Grand Prix held in the Netherlands. After announcing his impending retirement at the Austrian Grand Prix , he retired for good at the end of that season.
Lauda's final Formula One Grand Prix drive was the inaugural Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide , South Australia. After qualifying 16th, a steady drive saw him leading by lap 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 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. 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 In September he was appointed non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.
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. Similar to Lauda Air, Niki was merged with its major partner Air Berlin in In early , Lauda took over chartered airline Amira Air and renamed the company LaudaMotion.
He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in and from provided commentary on Grands Prix for Austrian and German television on RTL.
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.
Lauda is sometimes known by the nickname "the rat", "SuperRat" or "King Rat" because of his prominent buck teeth. In the Austrian post office issued a stamp honouring him.
Niki Lauda wrote five books: The Art and Science of Grand Prix Driving titled Formula 1: The Art and Technicalities of Grand Prix Driving in some markets ; My Years With Ferrari ; The New Formula One: A Turbo Age ; Meine Story titled To Hell and Back in some markets ; Das dritte Leben en.
The third life The F1 battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt was dramatized in the film Rush , where Lauda was played by Daniel Brühl.
Lauda made a cameo appearance at the end of the film. 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.
Lauda appeared in an episode of Mayday titled " Niki Lauda: Testing the Limits " regarding the events of Lauda Air Flight , and described running an airline as more difficult than winning three Formula 1 championships.
The name of his mother is Elisabeth. In he married Birgit Wetzinger, a flight attendant for his airline. In , she donated a kidney to Lauda when the kidney he received 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 spoke fluent Austrian German , English , and Italian.
Lauda came from a Roman Catholic family. In an interview with Zeit he stated that he left the church for a time to avoid paying church taxes , but went back when he had his two children baptised.
On 20 May , Lauda died in his sleep, aged 70, at the University Hospital of Zürich , where he had been undergoing dialysis treatment for kidney problems, following a period of ill health.
Various current and former drivers and teams paid tributes on social media and during the Wednesday press conference session before the Monaco Grand Prix.
Throughout the weekend, fans and drivers were encouraged to wear red caps in his honour, with the Mercedes team painting their halo device red with a sticker stating "Niki we miss you" instead of their usual silver scheme.
Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, was attended by many prominent Formula One figures including Lewis Hamilton , Sebastian Vettel , David Coulthard , Nico Rosberg , Alain Prost , Valtteri Bottas , Nelson Piquet , Gerhard Berger , Jean Alesi and Jackie Stewart , Arnold Schwarzenegger , and many Austrian politicians, including Alexander Van der Bellen among others.
The Haas VF 's mini shark fin section of the engine cover the top was painted red with Lauda's name and his years of birth and death.
Both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel wore special helmets in remembrance. Lauda is widely considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.
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