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Formula 1: Niki Lauda becomes 70 – Happy Birthday

Living Formula One legend Niki Lauda celebrates its 70th birthday. Why the Mercedes boss celebrates only a small party.

Niki Lauda, Vienna Stehaufmännchen, is today 70 years old. The living legend, which stormed through the sky and hell, must soften. Lung transplant in August 2018 threw the family on the couch in peaceful life.

"There will never be such a crazy guy in Formula 1 again. Thanks Niki! »Friend Bernie Ecclestone (88) will call Lauda today from Gstaad BE.

"He's much better"

"Niki feels much better now. Rehab did well, but he will hardly show up on a race track in the foreseeable future, "said Red Bull Motorsport consultant Helmut Marko (76).

The Mercedes board, which last appeared at GP at Silverstone 2018, also hoped Yesterday, in vain for good test news from Barcelona, ​​the silver arrow in Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas seems to have some problems, up to 0.8 seconds behind Ferrari on paper and a little less on Red Bull Honda!

If you know Lauda you know he is The triple world champion has always been a perfectionist, a restless one. Forty days after his fire accident on August 1, 1976 at the Nürburgring, he returned to Ferrari with a 4th place in Monza – bearing the last one. ] A madman with foreign kidneys and lungs

Lauda's second passion, aviation he had to give up now, even the crash of one of his machines on May 26, 1991 in Thailand (223 dead) could not get him out of the sky for decades.

A madman who only survived with donated kidneys and now a foreign lung must go down. The birthday party will take place in a small frame in Vienna. Too large after the lung transplant is the risk of infection in a larger cudgel.

Yes, even standing flowers can be dangerous. And even a small flu (as of January) can slow down the still weakened Lauda long way back.

Not only his millions of fans but also his critics wish Niki Lauda all the best and only to return to the pits soon, Anyway, the Austrian will not be really healthy until his silver arrows continue to win!

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