Niki Lauda

1949 - 2019

Niki Lauda

Andreas Nikolaus Lauda (22 February 1949 – 20 May 2019) was an Austrian Formula One driver and aviation entrepreneur. He was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984, and is the only driver in F1 history to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.As an aviation entrepreneur, he founded and ran three airlines: Lauda Air, Niki, and Lauda. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niki Lauda has received more than 8,684,836 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Niki Lauda ranks 1 out of 782After him are Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart, Giuseppe Farina, Emerson Fittipaldi, Alberto Ascari, and Jack Brabham.

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Among people born in 1949, Niki Lauda ranks 2Before him is Pablo Escobar. After him are Meryl Streep, Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, Pedro Almodóvar, Mark Knopfler, Richard Gere, António Guterres, Arsène Wenger, Sigourney Weaver, and Roger Taylor. Among people deceased in 2019, Niki Lauda ranks 2Before him is Karl Lagerfeld. After him are Rutger Hauer, Bruno Ganz, Beji Caid Essebsi, I. M. Pei, Doris Day, Agnès Varda, João Gilberto, Franco Zeffirelli, Bibi Andersson, and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in Austria, Niki Lauda ranks 18 out of 799Before him are Stefan Zweig (1881), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Karl Popper (1902), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741). After him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Alfred Adler (1870), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Johann Strauss I (1804), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), and Rudolf Steiner (1861).


Among racing drivers born in Austria, Niki Lauda ranks 1After him are Roland Ratzenberger (1960), Helmut Marko (1943), Gerhard Berger (1959), Helmuth Koinigg (1948), Harald Ertl (1948), Karl Wendlinger (1968), Dieter Quester (1939), Alexander Wurz (1974), Jo Gartner (1954), Otto Stuppacher (1947), and Christian Klien (1983).

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