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.”

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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