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F1: Lauda released from hospital two months after lung transplant

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Three-time Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda has been released from a Vienna hospital more than two months after receiving a lung transplant.

In a statement, Vienna General Hospital said Lauda was able to leave the hospital in good general condition on Wednesday, and now has to undergo several weeks of rehabilitation.

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In early August, the 69-year-old was flown to Vienna for treatment after becoming ill while vacationing in Ibiza. Vienna General Hospital confirmed at the time that Lauda required the transplant due to “a severe lung disease.”

Lauda, who previously required kidney transplants in 1997 and 2005, is a non-executive chairman of the Mercedes Formula 1 team, and owns a percentage of the team. He suffered injuries to his lungs in his near-fatal crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix.

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