Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

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Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

Post by HiddenHollow » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:13 pm

VIENNA (AP) — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant.

The Vienna General Hospital says the operation was performed Thursday because of a “serious lung illness.” It didn’t give more specific details in a brief statement and said the 69-year-old Austrian’s family would make no public comment.

Lauda won the Formula One title in 1975, 1977 and 1984.

He suffered serious burns in a fiery crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976. Lauda has twice undergone kidney transplants, in 1997 and 2005.

Lauda was appointed as Mercedes’ non-executive chairman in 2012 and was involved in the signing of Lewis Hamilton to the F1 team.

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Re: Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

Post by alenigma » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm

Get well soon, Niki! Godspeed! This guy has been a fixture in F! for ages. Not afraid to show the scars he endured. If he doesn't return, he will be missed!
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