AFP, VIENNALegendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early yesterday. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” the statement read. “All at McLaren are deeply saddened to learn that our friend, colleague and 1984 Formula 1 World Champion, Niki Lauda, has passed away. Rest in peace Niki,” tweeted 2009 world champion and former McLaren driver Jenson Button. The next season, in 1977, Lauda went on to win his second Formula One world championship with Ferrari.
Source: Taipei Times May 21, 2019 04:41 UTC