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He was, however, criticized for calling Robert Kubica a "polacke" an ethnic slur for Polish people. It happened on air in May at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Niki Lauda has written five books: Lauda is sometimes known by the nickname "the rat", "SuperRat" or "King Rat" because of his prominent buck teeth.
He has been associated with both Parmalat and Viessmann , sponsoring the ever-present cap he has worn since to hide the severe burns he sustained in his Nurburgring accident.
In the Austrian post office issued a stamp honouring him. Lauda has two sons with first wife, Marlene Knaus married , divorced Mathias , a racing driver himself, and Lukas, who also acts as Mathias's manager.
Lauda has a son, Christoph, through an extra-marital relationship. In , he married Birgit Wetzinger, who is 30 years his junior and was a flight attendant for his airline.
She donated a kidney to Lauda when the kidney he received in a transplant from his brother, in , failed. On 2 August it was announced that Lauda had successfully undergone a lung transplant operation in his native Austria.
Lauda himself made a cameo appearance at the end of the film. At this point Lauda said of Hunt's death, "When I heard he'd died age 45 of a heart attack I wasn't surprised, I was just sad.
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Because of his family's disapproval he had an ongoing feud with them over his racing ambitions and abandoned further contact. Although the F2 cars were good and Lauda's driving skills impressed March principal Robin Herd , March's F1 season was catastrophic.
Lauda took out another bank loan to buy his way into the BRM team in Lauda was instantly quick, but the team was in decline; his big break came when his BRM teammate Clay Regazzoni left to rejoin Ferrari in and team owner Enzo Ferrari asked him what he thought of Lauda.
Regazzoni spoke so favourably of Lauda that Ferrari promptly signed him, paying him enough to clear his debts. After an unsuccessful start to the s culminating in a disastrous start to the season, Ferrari regrouped completely under Luca di Montezemolo and were resurgent in The team's faith in the little-known Lauda was quickly rewarded by a second-place finish in his debut race for the team, the season-opening Argentine Grand Prix.
Although Lauda became the season's pacesetter, achieving six consecutive pole positions , a mixture of inexperience and mechanical unreliability meant Lauda won only one more race that year, the Dutch GP.
He finished fourth in the Drivers' Championship and demonstrated immense commitment to testing and improving the car. The F1 season started slowly for Lauda; after no better than a fifth-place finish in the first four races, he won four of the next five driving the new Ferrari T.
His first World Championship was confirmed with a third-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza; Lauda's teammate Regazzoni won the race and Ferrari clinched their first Constructors' Championship in 11 years; Lauda then picked up a fifth win at the last race of the year, the United States GP at Watkins Glen.
He also became the first driver to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under seven minutes, which was considered a huge feat as the Nordschleife section of the Nürburgring was two miles longer than it is today.
Lauda famously gave away any trophies he won to his local garage in exchange for his car to be washed and serviced.
Unlike and despite tensions between Lauda and Montezemolo's successor, Daniele Audetto , Lauda dominated the start of the F1 season , winning four of the first six races and finishing second in the other two.
By the time of his fifth win of the year at the British GP , he had more than double the points of his closest challengers Jody Scheckter and James Hunt , and a second consecutive World Championship appeared a formality.
It would be a feat not achieved since Jack Brabham 's victories in and He also looked set to win the most races in a season, a record held by the late Jim Clark since Most of the other drivers voted against the boycott and the race went ahead.
On 1 August during the second lap at the very fast left kink before Bergwerk, Lauda was involved in an accident where his Ferrari swerved off the track, hit an embankment, burst into flames and made contact with Brett Lunger 's Surtees - Ford car.
Unlike Lunger, Lauda was trapped in the wreckage. Drivers Arturo Merzario , Lunger, Guy Edwards and Harald Ertl arrived at the scene a few moments later, but before they were able to pull Lauda from his car, he suffered severe burns to his head and inhaled hot toxic gases that damaged his lungs and blood.
As Lauda was wearing a modified helmet, the foam had compressed and it slid off his head after the accident, leaving his face exposed to the fire.
Lauda suffered extensive scarring from the burns to his head, losing most of his right ear as well as the hair on the right side of his head, his eyebrows and his eyelids.
He chose to limit reconstructive surgery to replacing the eyelids and getting them to work properly. Since the accident he has always worn a cap to cover the scars on his head.
He has arranged for sponsors to use the cap for advertising. With Lauda out of the contest, Carlos Reutemann was taken on as his replacement. Lauda missed only two races, appearing at the Monza press conference six weeks after the accident with his fresh burns still bandaged.
He finished fourth in the Italian GP , despite being, by his own admission, absolutely petrified. F1 journalist Nigel Roebuck recalls seeing Lauda in the pits, peeling the blood-soaked bandages off his scarred scalp.
He also had to wear a specially adapted crash helmet so as to not be in too much discomfort. In Lauda's absence, Hunt had mounted a late charge to reduce Lauda's lead in the World Championship standings.
Hunt and Lauda were friends away from the circuit, and their personal on-track rivalry, while intense, was cleanly contested and fair.
Lauda qualified third, one place behind Hunt, but on race day there was torrential rain and Lauda retired after two laps.
He later said that he felt it was unsafe to continue under these conditions, especially since his eyes were watering excessively because of his fire-damaged tear ducts and inability to blink.
Hunt led much of the race before his tires blistered and a pit stop dropped him down the order. He recovered to third, thus winning the title by a single point.
Lauda's previously good relationship with Ferrari was severely affected by his decision to withdraw from the Japanese Grand Prix, and he endured a difficult season , despite easily winning the championship through consistency rather than outright pace.
Lauda disliked his new teammate, Reutemann, who had served as his replacement driver. Lauda was not comfortable with this move and felt he had been let down by Ferrari.
It suffered from a variety of troubles that forced Lauda to retire the car 9 out of 14 races. Lauda's best results, apart from the wins in Sweden and Italy after the penalization of Mario Andretti and Gilles Villeneuve, were 2nd in Montreal and Great Britain, and a 3rd in the Netherlands.
As the Alfa flat engine was too wide for effective wing cars designs, Alfa provided a V12 for It was the fourth 12cyl engine design that propelled the Austrian in F1 since Lauda's F1 season was again marred by retirements and poor pace, even though he won the non-championship Dino Ferrari Grand Prix with the Brabham-Alfa.