Recovering Lauda hopes to be back working with Mercedes soon

FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo former Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria walks in the paddock before the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. Niki Lauda hopes to “soon” be back working with Mercedes as he continues his recovery from a lung transplant. The three-time Formula One champion was smiling and cheery as he posted a message on the Mercedes team’s Twitter account on Saturday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Niki Lauda hopes to be back working with Mercedes soon as he continues his recovery from a lung transplant.

The three-time Formula One champion appeared cheerful as he posted a message on the Mercedes team's Twitter account on Saturday.

Speaking softly but clearly, Lauda says "the important message is I will be there soon" before thanking all his fans for the "unbelievable" support he has received.

The 69-year-old Lauda, who received a new lung on Aug. 2, is non-executive chairman of Mercedes. He has had a close working relationship with five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and was involved in helping to sign the British driver from McLaren for the 2013 season.

Hamilton has won four of his titles with Mercedes, including the past two and in 2014 and '15.

Lauda won the F1 drivers' championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and again in 1984 with McLaren.

In 1976, he was badly burned when he crashed during the German Grand Prix, but made an astonishingly fast return to racing just six weeks later.

___

More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

You may also interested in

Movie star's lifestyle reversal sparks a debate...

Aug 21, 2018

Egyptian movie star who took off her traditional Muslim headscarf, quit religious lifestyle, sparks...

Salah must tread carefully if he's to reform...

Sep 7, 2018

As long as he plays brilliantly, Mohamed Salah's popularity will protect him, but the Liverpool...

Isolated and unseen, Yemenis eat leaves to stave...

Sep 14, 2018

Yemenis in an isolated pocket in the north have been reduced to eating boiled leaves from a local...

Yemeni smiths beat missiles into knives, not...

Oct 9, 2018

Yemeni artisans take fragments of missiles fired by Saudi-led coalition to make their ornamental...

EgyptAir seeks to shift blame for Drew Barrymore...

Oct 9, 2018

EgyptAir seeks to shift blame to local advertising agency for bizarre Drew Barrymore article

About Us

Originally founded in 2015, Voyage Times publishes articles on travel and lifestyle for travelers, leisure seekers, and culture hunters from around the world.

Contact us: sales[at]voyagetimes.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress