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.
He died in 2019 following complications from a lung transplant.