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Niki Lauda

1949 - 2019

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Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (22 February 1949 – 20 May 2019) was an Austrian Formula One 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 been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, two of the sport's 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 14,202,589 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Niki Lauda is the most popular racing driver, the 32nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 34th 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, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, and Alberto Ascari.

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Among people born in 1949, Niki Lauda ranks 4Before him are Pablo Escobar, Meryl Streep, and Haruki Murakami. After him are António Guterres, Pedro Almodóvar, Mark Knopfler, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Gere, Arsène Wenger, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Anna Wintour. Among people deceased in 2019, Niki Lauda ranks 4Before him are Toni Morrison, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jacques Chirac. After him are Robert Mugabe, Rutger Hauer, Bruno Ganz, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Forster, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Mohamed Morsi, and Agnès Varda.

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Among people born in Austria, Niki Lauda ranks 32 out of 1,237Before him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Romy Schneider (1938), Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), and Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578). After him are Egon Schiele (1890), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), and Viktor Frankl (1905).


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), Alexander Wurz (1974), Karl Wendlinger (1968), Dieter Quester (1939), Jo Gartner (1954), Hans Binder (1948), and Otto Stuppacher (1947).