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Niki Lauda: 1949 - 2019
May 22, 2019
by Magnum Photographers
Austrian motor racing legend Niki Lauda has died aged 70.
He was a three-time Formula 1 world champion but also a pilot and successful businessman, who set up two airlines. He recently became a non-executive chairman for the Formula 1 Mercedes team.
He will be particularly remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing after being badly burned in a crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix.
"His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain a role model and a benchmark for all of us," his family's statement said.