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Niki Lauda

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22, 1949
Vienna, Austria
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22, 1949 (age 70)
Vienna, Austria


Austrian Formula One racer who won three F1 World Championships (1975, 1977, and 1984).

Before Fame

He was raised by a wealthy Austrian family who disapproved of his choice of racing as a career.


The story of his duel with James Hunt was made into an American movie called 'Rush,' directed by Ron Howard and released in 2013.

Family Life

He was married to Marlene Knaus from 1976-1991. They raised two sons, Mathias and Lukas. Mathias became a professional racer and Lukas became Mathias's manager. He married Birgit Wetzinger in 2008. The couple welcomed twins in 2009, a boy and a girl.

Associated With

He and reckless British racer James Hunt had a legendary rivalry in the 1970s.