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Niki Lauda Dies Aged 70!

Mercedes Non-Executive Chairman Niki Lauda has died aged 70. His family confirmed that he passed away peacefully in an Austrian hospital on Monday.

Niki is one of Formula One's most recognised drivers due to his intense rivalry with Britain's James Hunt and their crash in 1976, where Niki's Ferrari burst into flames and nearly claimed his life.

He has experienced multiple health issues since his crash, most recently a lung transplant at the start of 2019, that resulted in him missing pre-season testing.

Here at f1forkidz, we offer our sincere condolences to Niki's family and the Mercedes AMG Petronas team.