Formula One Legend Niki Lauda Out Of Hospital Three Months After Lung Transplant

Formula One Legend Niki Lauda Out Of Hospital Three Months After Lung Transplant

Formula One legend Niki Lauda has been released from hospital nearly three months after a lung transplant.

The triple world champion, and non-executive chairman for Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team, will now undergo a period of several weeks in rehabilitation. The Vienna General Hospital, where Lauda has been in intensive care since the beginning of August, described the 69-year-old Austrian’s health as in “good general condition”.

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Niki Lauda was an ever-present in the paddock before his illness

Lauda survived a fireball inferno at the 1976 German Grand Prix, winning his three championships in 1975, 1977 and 1984.

He has been non-executive chairman for the Silver Arrows since 2012, and, until his illness, had been an ever present in the F1 paddock.

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