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Final flag for Austrian race ace Niki Lauda

LONDON, England – Multiple Formula 1 champion and airline owner Niki Lauda has died after battling declining health. He was 70.

He had spent time in hospital in January 2019 with a flu infection and received a new lung in August 2019 and race fans will recall that he was in an horrific crash at the Nurburgring during the 1976 German F1 GP.

READ THE full Reuters report here

A statement sent to the Austrian – his home country – news media said: “His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable. His tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage made him a role model for all of us.

”He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public. He will be missed.”

FACT BOX: The life of Niki Lauda

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