Niki Lauda

1949 - 2019

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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. 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 11,047,680 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Niki Lauda is the most popular racing driver, the 34th most popular biography from Austria (down from 18th 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.

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Among racing drivers, Niki Lauda ranks 1 out of 888After him are Enzo Ferrari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, and Emerson Fittipaldi.

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Among people born in 1949, Niki Lauda ranks 3Before him are Pablo Escobar and Meryl Streep. After him are Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, António Guterres, Pedro Almodóvar, Mark Knopfler, Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Wintour, and Bruce Springsteen. Among people deceased in 2019, Niki Lauda ranks 4Before him are Toni Morrison, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jacques Chirac. After him are Robert Mugabe, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Bruno Ganz, Rutger Hauer, Alexei Leonov, Agnès Varda, Franco Zeffirelli, and Doris Day.

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Among people born in Austria, Niki Lauda ranks 34 out of 1,075Before him are Egon Schiele (1890), Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), and Konrad Lorenz (1903). After him are Friedrich Hayek (1899), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Anton Bruckner (1824), Karl Landsteiner (1868), and Theodoric the Great (454).


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), Alexander Wurz (1974), Dieter Quester (1939), Jo Gartner (1954), Hans Binder (1948), and Otto Stuppacher (1947).