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Niki Lauda, Formula One legend dies at 70

A legend of motoring, a pilot, died at 70. Niki Lauda died, five months after his transfer to a hospital, with a heavy form of flu.

The news of the loss of the legend of Formula 1 was broadcast confirmed by the Austrian News Agency.

Niki Lauda won three times the title of world champion, two with Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and one with McLaren in 1984.

In 1976, F1’s legendary pilot starred in a tragic accident, resulting in a great deal of deformity on his face and burdening his health.

At the beginning of 2019, Niki Lauda was transferred to hospital just a few months after the lung surgery. The legendary pilot was on holiday to Ibiza, and from there was hurriedly transferred to a hospital in Austria.

A few hours before his death was known, he allegedly had been transferred to a special clinic in Switzerland for hemodialysis.
Niki Lauda had been twice kidney transplant in 1997 and 2005.