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Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda is an Austrian former Formula One driver who was three times F1 World Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He is currently the only driver to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors. More recently an aviation entrepreneur, he has founded and run two airlines (Lauda Air and Niki). He is also Bombardier Business Aircraft brand ambassador. He was also a consultant for Scuderia Ferrari and team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team for two years. He is currently working as a pundit for German TV during Grand Prix weekends and acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.

Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, during which his Ferrari burst into flames and he came close to death after inhaling hot toxic fumes and suffering severe burns. However he recovered and returned to race again just six weeks later at the Italian Grand Prix.

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World Champion
1984
1977
1975
Born
22 February 1949
Races
174
Wins
25 25/174 (14.4%)
Podiums
54 54/174 (31%)
Points Finishes
73 73/174 (42%)
Points
420.5

Teams (5)

McLaren
1985
1984
1983
1982
Brabham
1979
1978
Ferrari
1977
1976
1975
1974
BRM
1973
March
1972
1971

Teammates (17)

Alain Prost, McLaren
1985
1984
John Watson, McLaren
1983
1982
Nelson Piquet, Brabham
1979
1978
Ricardo Zunino, Brabham
1979
John Watson, Brabham
1978
Carlos Reutemann, Ferrari
1977
1976
Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari
1976
1975
1974
Clay Regazzoni, BRM
1973
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, BRM
1973
Peter Gethin, BRM
1973
Skip Barber, March
1972
Ronnie Peterson, March
1972
1971
Carlos Pace, March
1972
Mike Beuttler, March
1972
1971
Henri Pescarolo, March
1972
1971
Rolf Stommelen, March
1972
Nanni Galli, March
1971

25 Wins from 54 Podiums

1985 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1984 Flag of Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1984 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1984 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1984 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1984 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1984 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1984 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1984 Flag of France French Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1984 Flag of South Africa South African Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1983 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix West McLaren 2nd 6
1983 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 4
1982 Flag of Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1982 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 1st 9
1982 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix West McLaren 1st 9
1978 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1978 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1978 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1978 Flag of Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Brabham 1st 9
1978 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1978 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Brabham 3rd 4
1978 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Brabham 2nd 6
1977 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1977 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1977 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1977 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1977 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1977 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1977 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1977 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix West Ferrari 2nd 6
1977 Flag of South Africa South African Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1977 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Ferrari 3rd 4
1976 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix Ferrari 3rd 4
1976 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1976 Flag of Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Ferrari 3rd 4
1976 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1976 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1976 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1976 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix West Ferrari 2nd 6
1976 Flag of South Africa South African Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1976 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1975 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1975 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix Ferrari 3rd 4
1975 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix Ferrari 3rd 4
1975 Flag of France French Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1975 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1975 Flag of Sweden Swedish Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1975 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1975 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1974 Flag of France French Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1974 Flag of Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1974 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6
1974 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix Ferrari 1st 9
1974 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Ferrari 2nd 6