Niki Lauda

1949 - 2019

Photo of Niki Lauda

Icon of person Niki Lauda

Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (22 February 1949 – 20 May 2019) was an Austrian racing driver and aviation entrepreneur. He was a three-time Formula One World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984, and is the only driver in Formula One history to have won a championship for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors. Lauda was an aviation entrepreneur who 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 15,645,327 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Niki Lauda is the 2nd most popular racing driver (down from 1st in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Austria (down from 32nd in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Racing Driver.

Niki Lauda is most famous for being a Formula One racing driver who won three world championships.

Memorability Metrics

  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among racing drivers, Niki Lauda ranks 2 out of 1,080Before him are Enzo Ferrari. After him are Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, and Nelson Piquet.

Most Popular Racing Drivers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1949, Niki Lauda ranks 6Before him are Pablo Escobar, Benjamin Netanyahu, António Guterres, Caitlyn Jenner, and Haruki Murakami. After him are Meryl Streep, Pedro Almodóvar, Mark Knopfler, Bernard Arnault, Lech Kaczyński, and Anna Wintour. Among people deceased in 2019, Niki Lauda ranks 4Before him are Jacques Chirac, Toni Morrison, and Karl Lagerfeld. After him are Agnès Varda, Robert Mugabe, Jeffrey Epstein, Rutger Hauer, Robert Forster, Bruno Ganz, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Mohamed Morsi.

Others Born in 1949

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2019

Go to all Rankings

In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Niki Lauda ranks 36 out of 1,424Before him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), and Egon Schiele (1890). After him are Konrad Lorenz (1903), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Alois Hitler (1837), and Wolfgang Pauli (1900).


Among racing drivers born in Austria, Niki Lauda ranks 1After him are Helmut Marko (1943), Roland Ratzenberger (1960), Gerhard Berger (1959), Helmuth Koinigg (1948), Harald Ertl (1948), Franz Tost (1956), Karl Wendlinger (1968), Alexander Wurz (1974), Dieter Quester (1939), Jo Gartner (1954), and Hans Binder (1948).