Niki Lauda, three-times Formula 1 world champion, dies at 70 | 2019 F1 season

The family of Niki Lauda has confirmed the three-times world champion died yesterday, nine months after a lung transplant operation.
Lauda won the world championship in 1975 and 1977 for Ferrari, and a final time in 1984 with McLaren, following a two-year break from the sport.
Lauda survived, but his enforced absence from several races handed the initiative to rival James Hunt, who won that year’s title.
As a non-executive chairman, Lauda oversaw the team’s rise into the pre-eminent force in F1 today, winning five consecutive constructors’ championships and steering Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to five drivers’ titles.

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