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Niki Lauda (1949–2019)


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 »

Died:

(age 70) in Vienna, Austria

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Known For

Gasoline Himself
(1984)
Screw Loose Himself
(1999)

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 1989 Heiteres Bezirksgericht (TV Series)
 1986 Mercedes-Benz - 100 Jahre Mercedes-Benz (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote autobiography "Meine Story" in 1986. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

This aircraft tops everything. All the others look old as compared to this one. See more »

Trivia:

Lauda was portrayed by Daniel Brühl in Ron Howard's film Rush (2013). See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Rat

Star Sign:

Pisces

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