Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda was an Austrian Formula OneFormula One is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport... There's more... driverOK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... and a three-time F1F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... World Drivers title holder.
Niki suffered serious burns in a racing accident in 1976 at the Nürburgring and famously returned to racing after six weeks with his burns still heavily bandaged.
Following his racing career, Niki established the very successful Lauda Air, an airline that flew for 30 plus years before being sold and merged into Austrian air.
Niki held a leadership role as non-executive chairman of the MercedesMercedes-Benz, a brand of the Mercedes-Benz Group, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer... There's more... AMGAn iconic sports car brand, AMG was founded in 1967 by two former Mercedes-Benz engineers. The company would go by... There's more... Petronas F1 Team and headed up the negotiations to sign Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton (No 44) is an English-born F1 driver contracted to Mercedes in 2022. See more about Lewis on our... There's more... to a three-year deal with Mercedes in 2013. He died in 2019 following complications from a lung transplant.
Niki has written a number of books and his story is told in a number of movies.