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Lauda in 1982

Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (22 February 1949 – 20 May 2019) was an Austrian Formula One driver. He was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He was also an aviator, entrepreneur and writer.[1] He has founded and run two airlines and was manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team for two years. In February 2018, Toto Wolff & Niki Lauda signed Mercedes deal until 2020.[2][3]

Lauda died after a period of ill health on 20 May 2019 in Zürich. He was 70.[4]