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Database start - Driver search - Niki Lauda


 
Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' Lauda, Austria
1949-02-22
     
F1 Career: Austria 1971 - Australia 1985

  Races
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
171
25
24
53
24
420,5
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per Race
 
14,62%
14,04%
30,99%
14,04%
2,46p  
  DriverChampion
1984 McLaren
1977 Ferrari
1975 Ferrari
After a couple of seasons in F3 and sports cars Lauda took a bank loan to finance a season of Formula 2 and a one-off drive in his home GP in 1971. He had another mortgage to pay for his March drive 1972 and a pay-as-you-race deal with BRM 1973. Niki retired and built up his airline business between 1979-1982. F1 expert for RTL since 1988. His son Mathias has driven in F3000 2004, GP2 2005 and DTM 2006-2009
Niki has bought a "ticket" for a space flight in 2011 with ’SpaceShip Two'.
Niki won the world championship 1984 in a McLaren despite never sitting on pole in any of the season's 16 races
In late 2003, he started a new airline, Niki. Lauda holds a commercial pilot's license and from time to time acts as a captain on the flights of his airline.
2012 Niki left his position as the Non-Executive Director of the Air Berlin Board of Directors, to focus on his new role at the Mercedes AMG F1 Team.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1985 10 14 #1 McLaren MP4/2B 1 0 0 0 1 14 11 1 dns
1984 1 72 #8 McLaren MP4/2 5 4 0 0 5 16 6 -
1983 10 12 #8 McLaren MP4/1C & 1E 0 1 1 0 1 14 9 1 dnq, 1 dns
1982 5 30 #8 McLaren MP4 & MP4B 2 0 1 0 1 14 6 1 dns, 1 dsq
1979 14 4 #5 Brabham BT48 & 49 0 0 0 0 0 13 11 1 dns
1978 4 44 #1 Brabham BT45C & BT46 2 3 2 1 4 16 9 -
1977 1 72 #11 Ferrari 312T2 3 6 1 2 3 14 2 1dns
1976 2 68 #1 Ferrari 312T & 312T2 4 2 3 3 4 14 3 1 dns
1975 1 64,5 #12 Ferrari 312B3 & 312T 5 1 2 9 2 14 1 -
1974 4 38 #12 Ferrari 312B3 2 3 0 9 4 15 9 -
1973 17 2 BRM P160E 0 0 0 0 0 14 8 1 dns
1972 - 0 March 721, 721X & 721G 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 -
1971 - 0 March 711 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 R
Wins    Poles    FastLaps   

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
2019 Formula 1 . Mercedes non-executive chairman
2018 Formula 1 . Mercedes non-executive chairman
2017 Formula 1 . Mercedes non-executive chairman
. Superswede, movie about R Peterson . As himself .
. RTL F1 expert commentator . . .
2016 Formula 1 . Mercedes non-executive chairman
. Laureus Award . Lifetime Achievement .
. RTL F1 expert commentator . . .
2015 Formula 1 . Mercedes non-executive chairman
. Legends at Red Bull Ring . McLaren MP4-2 .
. RTL F1 expert commentator . . .
2014 Formula 1 . Mercedes non-executive chairman
2013 Formula 1 . Mercedes non-executive chairman
. Autosport Awards . Gregor Grant Award .
2012 Formula 1 . Guest interviewer on the podium Italian GP
2008 BMW M1 Procar winner race 1 Show race at Hockenheim .
2005 A1GP . Team Germany Leading the team with K Rosberg
2001-02 Formula1 . Jaguar Chief Execitive Officer
1999 Movie: Svitati . as himself .
1996 Book: Das dritte Leben . . .
. Formula 1 . Ferrari In some role
1993 Inducted to Int. Motorsports Hall of Fame . . .
1992 Formula 1 . Ferrari Consultant
. Book: Meine Story . . titled To Hell and Back in some markets
1985 Movie: Schwarz und ohne Zucker . credited cast .
1984 Autosport Awards . Int. Racing Driver of the Year .
. Book: The New Formula One: A Turbo Age . . .
1983 Movie: Formule Villeneuve . As himself .
1979 Procar BMW M1 champion . .
. Dino Ferrari Trophy at Imola winner Brabham BT48 / Alfa Romeo .
1978 Movie: Popcorn und Himbeereis . cameo part .
. Movie: Speed Fever . As himself .
. Book: My Years With Ferrari . . .
1975 XXVII BRDC International Trophy winner Ferrari 312T .
. Movie: One by one . As himself .
. Book: The Art and Science of Grand Prix Driving . . .
1974 Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen 2nd Ford Capri RS .
1973 ETCC . BMW 3.0 CSL 1 win
. 24h Nurburgring winner BMW 3.0 CSL .
. Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen 3rd BMW 3.5 CSL .
. Spa 1000km 7th BMW 3.0 CSL .
1972 Formula 2 5th March .
. British Formula 2 champion . 1 win
1971 Formula 2 10th March 712M .
. European Sports Car Championship 12th . .
1970 Zeltweg 1000km 6th Porsche 908/02 .
1969 Zeltweg 1000km 21st Porsche 910 .