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Niki Lauda


Born to a wealthy family in Vienna, Niki Lauda did not use the conventional methods of a man his means to become a world champion race driver. Far from it, his family disapproved and refused to finance his career, but Lauda plodded on, racing in the lesser ranks before getting his first break in Formula 1 with March. After a couple of fruitless ... See full bio »
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 1987 Top Kids (TV Movie)
 1978 Popcorn und Himbeereis
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Other Works:

Wrote three other books, "The Art and Sciences of Grand Prix Driving, " "My Years With Ferrari, " and "The New Formula One: A Turbo Age." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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his injuries after famous 1976 accident] At the time I was upset by how people reacted. They wouldn't look me in the eye, which I thought was rude. But I have to say I was startled by the movie and I understand now. [Rival racer James] Hunt used to say to me: 'Niki, you're lucky. Some people are just born ugly, but you have the excuse of an accident.' See more »

Trivia:

Won 25 career races in Formula 1 World Championship. Won 24 pole positions in Formula 1 World Championship. Father of Lukas & Matthias. Founder of Lauda Air in 1978. Lauda Air is Austria's second largest commercial airlines. Often pilots Boeing 737 & 747 jets at Lauda Air. See more »

Trademark:

Wears a Parmalat (Italian dairy) baseball cap at all times to cover his burn scars from his auto accident in 1976.

Nickname:

The Rat

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