Yesterday evening news broke that the three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda was hospitalized, after suffering from a "severe lung disease".
The 69-year-old Austrian was rushed back to Vienna during his Ibiza holiday, as he needed a lung transplant.
Today the hospital released a statement which said that the transplant was successfully carried out.
All over the internet articles appeared since then, stating nothing more than these facts. So as an alternative I'd like to celebrate the man's career.
Niki Lauda is a hero of mine, and the embodiment of an actual übermensch. To come back from such a horrific crash as his at the 1976 Nürnburgring took more than seemed possible.
Lauda's biography was the first biography I ever read, and it was the first time I actually regretted not being old enough to have seen someone race.
Therefore I'd like to do a proper visual bombardment of his active F1 career.
Note: I don't own the rights to any of these pictures, but it are the best ones I gathered over the years.
Get well soon, Niki