Niki Lauda info & statistics

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NameNiki Lauda
CountryAustria Austria
Place of BirthVienna
Date of BirthFeb 22nd 1949
Date of DeathMay 20th 2019 - 70 years old
First Race1971 Austrian Grand Prix
Last Race1985 Australian Grand Prix
First Pole1974 South African Grand Prix
Last Pole1978 South African Grand Prix
First Win1974 Spanish Grand Prix
Last Win1985 Dutch Grand Prix
First Podium1974 Argentine Grand Prix
Last Podium1985 Dutch Grand Prix

Niki Lauda F1 Stats

Drivers' Titles3
Race Entries174
Race Starts173
Race Wins25 (14,4%)
Pole Positions24 (13,8%)
Fastest Laps24 (13,8%)
Podiums54 (31,0%)
Points Finishes73 (42,0%)
Retirements86 (49,4%)
Hat-tricks3
Wins from pole9
Frontrow Starts31
Total Points421
Total Laps8.217



Biography

 

Niki Lauda Biography


Last picture of Niki Lauda before his accident at the Nurburgring when driving for Ferrari (1976)

Last photo of Niki Lauda before his crash at the Nurburgring when driving for Ferrari (1976)

Lauda was born into a wealthy paper manufacturing family in 1949. He started his racing career despite his family’s disapproval, eventually taking out a bank loan secured by his life insurance policy to buy a seat with March in the Formula 2 series for 1971.

He was quickly promoted by March to Formula 1 and, by 1973, had moved into a seat with BRM. When Lauda’s teammate, Clay Regazzoni, left BRM at the end of 1973 to join Ferrari, he relayed to Enzo how good Lauda was, and Niki was promptly signed to Ferrari for the 1974 season. Ferrari’s faith in Lauda was rewarded in the fourth race of 1974, when he captured his first F1 victory, and Ferrari’s first victory since 1972, at the Spanish Grand Prix. Lauda would win two races and six pole positions on his way to 4th in the 1974 World Championship in the 312B3.

The debut of Forghieri’s new 312T at the third race of the 1975 season in South Africa was a turning point for Ferrari. This new design continued to utilize the proven flat-12 engine, which became known as the tipo 015, which was then coupled to a transverse gearbox that was packaged between the engine and the car’s differential. This layout reduced the car’s polar moment of inertia, creating a marked improvement in the Ferrari’s overall handling balance. Aerodynamic and suspension revisions were made as well, and Ferrari finally had the handling to fully exploit the power advantage they had enjoyed in recent years. Ferrari’s new machine was as beautiful as it was effective, and the 312T was instantly quick, but an accident in practice and problems in the race relegated Lauda to a 5th Place finish in South Africa.

The next outing for the 312T, and the inaugural one for the chassis offered here, 022, was the non-championship BRDC International Trophy at Silverstone. This race would be something of a beginning to one of the great rivalries the sport of F1 had ever seen – Niki Lauda versus James Hunt. Hunt qualified on pole in his Hesketh, but after laps of dicing with Lauda, would suffer an engine failure, and Lauda would take the first victory for the 312T in chassis 022.

The next race for Lauda and 022 would be at the Spanish Grand Prix at the daunting Montjuïc circuit outside of Barcelona. Lauda would take pole position in qualifying, as he did in every subsequent Grand Prix event while driving 022. The start saw Lauda’s car being run into by Mario Andretti’s Parnelli, and the Ferrari was spun into the barriers, damaging the front wing and right front suspension, ending Lauda’s race. One month later, Clay Regazzoni would contest the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in 022, finishing 5th. Lauda was back in the car for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, where he placed 2nd.

Ferrari 312T on the Nurburgring driven by Niki Lauda (1975-1976)

Ferrari 312T on the Nurburgring driven by Niki Lauda (1975-1976)

The French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard was next, and Lauda was again on pole in 022, having easily bested the competition in qualifying. On a hot and windy day, he would drive a dominating race, leading flag to flag, and claiming victory over James Hunt, who finished 2nd. The German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring (Nordschleife) saw Lauda again dominate qualifying in 022, only to have a front tire puncture during the race while leading. He would limp the car to the pits and recover to finish in 3rd in a spirited drive. The final outing for 022 for the 1975 season was in Lauda’s home country of Austria. He was again on pole, alongside Hunt, and the two led the race early on in awful, wet conditions, with Lauda going on to finish 6th.

The 1975 season had been an unbelievable success, and Ferrari had again become the champion of the world’s top form of motorsports. It was the Italian automaker’s first title since 1964, and Lauda’s first of three championships he would win in his storied career. Lauda and Regazzoni had combined to win six of that year’s 14 races, and generally dominated their competition in the 312T. Chassis 022, having been such an integral part of the team’s 1975 title, would go on to be raced a single time by Regazzoni in South Africa in 1976, where it did not finish due to an engine problem.

The 1976 season started off great for the defending champion Lauda. The Austrian champion won five of the first nine races of the 1976 calendar.

Niki Lauda, Spanish F1 GP (1976)

After his fifth win of the year, in the controversial 1976 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, Lauda enjoyed a 23-point lead over McLaren's James Hunt. Hunt was involved in an accident at the start, then he entered the pits through an access road, not completing the full lap. Hunt won the race after the stewards allowed him to take part in the restart —reverting their decision not to let him race— but was later disqualified.

Crash at Nurburgring Nordschleife

For the next race —the 1976 German Grand Prix at Nürburgring— Lauda himself asked the drivers to force the race to be cancelled due to the bad conditions of the track and the little to no safety provided to the participants of the event. As the drivers voted for the race to go on, Lauda's request was denied.

Lauda started the wet race from second place. He changed tyres on the first lap and as he was recovering time, his car crashed before the Bergwerk corner and it burst into fire. As Lauda was trapped in his car, four drivers, including Italian Arturo Merzario, managed to take the Austrian champion out of the car, but not before he suffered severe burnings in his head and further damage due to the toxic smoke and various fractures. Here you can see the Lauda Nurburgring crash footage.

Niki-Lauda-in-the-Ferrari-312T2-2nd-place

Niki Lauda in the Ferrari 312T2 2nd place (1977)

At the hospital, Lauda was given the last rites, assuming he would succumb to his injuries. However, as the Formula 1 World Championship travelled to Italy, six weeks after the crash, Lauda returned to racing and even finished fourth in the race. Due to the damage in his head, Lauda elected to cover it with a red cap that became his trademark for the rest of his life.

After missing two races and finishing fourth at Italy, Lauda only managed a third place in the last three races of 1976 and lost the title fight to Hunt by one point. In the final race, the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix, Lauda had a three-point lead over Hunt, but as the rain fell hard in the Fuji Speedway, Lauda withdrew from the race due to the unsafe conditions and ultimately lost the title.

Lauda's decision was not well-received by the Ferrari team. However, he went on to dominate the 1977 season even after winning only three races in the year. With his three victories and seven other podiums, Lauda won the 1977 World Drivers' Championship for Ferrari before leaving the team with a couple of races to go in 1977 due to his discomfort with some of the team's decision's such as putting Carlos Reutemann as his teammate.

Brabham BT48 driven by Niki Lauda at Monaco (1979)

Brabham BT48 driven by Niki Lauda at Monaco (1979)

For 1978, Lauda went to Brabham and started the year with a couple of podiums in a row. He qualified on Pole Position for the 1978 South African Grand Prix but retired due to engine trouble. Reliability was a big concern in the Brabham team since Lauda retired four times in the first seven races and three were due to mechanical issues.

At Lauda's eighth race with Brabham, the BT46B Fan Car made its entrance and the Austrian dominated the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix. The win at Sweden pushed him to third in the WDC, just 11 points behind the leader Mario Andretti with eight races to go. the BT46B was not used by Brabham ever again due to protest by other teams.

After a couple of podiums and three retirements in the following five races after his win at Sweden, Lauda won the 1978 Italian Grand Prix. He won the race after Andretti and Gilles Villeneuve suffered penalties for jumping the start.

He finished fourth in the 1978 WDC, but 1979 proved to be a tough year for him and the team as Lauda only scored four points the entire season. Lauda retired from racing to focus on his airline, Lauda Air.

Niki Lauda, McLaren MP4-1C at Monaco (1983)

In 1982 he returned to Formula 1 with McLaren after signing what was the biggest contract ever at that time. The money, however, was needed to maintain his airline going. In 1982, Lauda showed good speed and his consistency as a driver was still there. His first win with McLaren came in the 1982 United States Grand Prix West, the third race of the year. Then, he had a streak of five races without scoring points for various reasons (the FOCA-FISA war during the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix, disqualification from the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix and three DNFs).

Before the end of the season, Lauda won the 1982 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch and finished third in the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois. Ultimately, his comeback season was solid and he finished fifth in the WDC.

The 1983 season was not a good one for the team and Lauda suffered. However, in the final four races of the year, Lauda tested the new TAG-Branded Porsche engine and got close to winning the last race of the season before an engine issue ended his chances.

Family to return Lauda's team stake to Mercedes

Niki Lauda watching TV

In 1984, Lauda's teammate was a young Alain Prost who had won nine races for Renault and was a force to be reckoned with in the sport. Lauda looked seemingly unable to match the Frenchman in qualifying, and in the races, Prost was normally ahead. The Frenchman won seven races in the year, while Lauda won five. Prost suffered various setbacks, including five DNFs due to car issues and his victory in the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix only giving him half the points. Lauda, who also retired four times with car trouble and twice due to mistakes, overcame a big margin to take the championship away from his teammate by half a point.

In the last race of the year, the 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix, Prost started from the front row and Lauda from 11th. As Prost took the lead and was comfortably ahead, the Austrian needed to finish second, and he did it with a masterful drive to take his third World Drivers' Championship.

The following year, Lauda scored points only three times in the season, but he got the last win of his illustrious career at Zandvoort in the 1985 Dutch Grand Prix. As Prost became the unquestioned team leader, Lauda retired (although not because of it) from driving.

He was involved with Formula 1 ever since, working for Ferrari, Jaguar, and most prominently with Mercedes since 2013. As Non-Executive Chairman of Mercedes F1, Lauda helped bring Lewis Hamilton to the team and was a key part of the team's domination of the sport from 2014 onwards. He was definitely an inspiration for the latter half of 2018 and the whole of 2019 for the Silver Arrows.

Lung transplant & Death

As his health deteriorated, his image and legacy grew even larger. In 2018, he had to undergo lung transplant to repair damages generated by his crash in 1976. On the 20th of May of 2019, Lauda passed away, which represented a big loss in his family and the paddock, where he will forever be missed.

Can Hamilton halt Leclerc's winning streak?

Tribute to Lauda by Hamilton and Vettel

Lauda died six days before the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix, in which the teams paid homage to his legacy and celebrated the impact he had on the sport and the heroic life he lived. Mercedes ran red halos during that weekend and Hamilton won the race wearing a replica of the helmet Lauda wore during the 1984 season.

Sebastian Vettel also gave his respect to Lauda by wearing a replica of the Austrian's Ferrari helmet. The entire paddock wore red caps to remember the great Niki.

Ultimately, Mercedes remembered Lauda and dedicated the two titles achieved in 2019 to the three-time World Champion who was much more than that.

"From success, you learn absolutely nothing. From failure and setbacks, conclusions can be drawn. That goes for your private life as well as your career."

Seasons

Niki Lauda Final Championship Results

1971197219731974197519761977197819791982
29th36th18th4th1st2nd1st4th14th5th
198319841985       
10th1st10th       

 

Niki Lauda F1 Seasons Summary

YearTeamEngineGP1st2nd3rdPodPoleLapsFLAvg PtsPoints
1985 United Kingdom McLaren TAG141001058911.0014
1984 United Kingdom McLaren TAG165409085354.5072
1983 United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
TAG
Ford
140112057710.8612
1982 United Kingdom McLaren Ford142013076412.1430
1979 United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
Alfa Romeo
Ford
140000035800.294
1978 United Kingdom Brabham Alfa Romeo162327166742.7544
1977 Italy Ferrari Ferrari1536110284634.8072
1976 Italy Ferrari Ferrari145229377044.8668
1975 Italy Ferrari Ferrari145128973324.6164.5
1974 Italy Ferrari Ferrari152305978332.5338
1973 United Kingdom BRM BRM140000062600.142
1972 United Kingdom March Ford120000063100.000
1971 United Kingdom March Ford1000002000.000

Cars

 

Niki Lauda F1 Cars


Set of Niki Lauda 1975 Ferrari 312 T 1975 + 1977 312 T2 (1:18) Niki Lauda 1975 Ferrari 312 T 1975 + 1977 312 T2 (1:18)

Races

Niki Lauda F1 GP Race Classifications

1st25 Times
2nd20 Times
3rd9 Times
4th7 Times
5th7 Times
6th5 Times
7th1 Time
8th4 Times
9th2 Times
10th1 Time
11th2 Times
12th2 Times
13th2 Times
16th2 Times
DNF78 Times
DSQ3 Times
NC1 Time
WD2 Times
DNQ1 Time

Niki Lauda F1 GP Race Results

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts
17419851985 Australian Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG16DNFAccident0
17319851985 South African Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG8DNFTurbo0
17219851985 Italian Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG16DNFTransmission0
17119851985 Dutch Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG1019
17019851985 Austrian Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG3DNFEngine0
16919851985 German Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG1252
16819851985 British Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG10DNFElectrical0
16719851985 French Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG6DNFGearbox0
16619851985 Detroit Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG12DNFBrakes0
16519851985 Canadian Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG17DNFEngine0
16419851985 Monaco Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG14DNFSpun Off0
16319851985 San Marino Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG843
16219851985 Portuguese Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG7DNFEngine0
16119851985 Brazilian Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG9DNFFuel System0
16019841984 Portuguese Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG1126
15919841984 European Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG1543
15819841984 Italian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG419
15719841984 Dutch Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG626
15619841984 Austrian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG419
15519841984 German Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG726
15419841984 British Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG319
15319841984 Dallas Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG5DNFSpun Off0
15219841984 Detroit Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG10DNFElectrical0
15119841984 Canadian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG826
15019841984 Monaco Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG8DNFSpun Off0
14919841984 French Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG919
14819841984 San Marino Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG5DNFEngine0
14719841984 Belgian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG14DNFWater Pump0
14619841984 South African Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG819
14519841984 Brazilian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG6DNFElectrical0
14419831983 South African Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG1211Electrical0
14319831983 European Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG13DNFEngine0
14219831983 Italian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG13DNFElectrical0
14119831983 Dutch Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG19DNFBrakes0
14019831983 Austrian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord1461
13919831983 German Grand Prix result8McLarenFord18DSQDisqualified0
13819831983 British Grand Prix result8McLarenFord1561
13719831983 Canadian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord19DNFspun Off0
13619831983 Detroit Grand Prix result8McLarenFord18DNFSuspension0
13519831983 Belgian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord15DNFGearbox0
13419831983 Monaco Grand Prix result8McLarenFord0DNQNo Time0
13319831983 San Marino Grand Prix result8McLarenFord18DNFSpun off0
13219831983 French Grand Prix result8McLarenFord12DNFWheel bearing0
13119831983 USA West Grand Prix result8McLarenFord2326
13019831983 Brazilian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord934
12919821982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix result8McLarenFord13DNFEngine0
12819821982 Italian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord10DNFBrakes0
12719821982 Swiss Grand Prix result8McLarenFord434
12619821982 Austrian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord1052
12519821982 French Grand Prix result8McLarenFord980
12419821982 British Grand Prix result8McLarenFord519
12319821982 Dutch Grand Prix result8McLarenFord543
12219821982 Canadian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord11DNFClutch0
12119821982 Detroit Grand Prix result8McLarenFord10DNFCollision0
12019821982 Monaco Grand Prix result8McLarenFord12DNFEngine0
11919821982 Belgian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord4DSQDisqualified0
11819821982 USA West Grand Prix result8McLarenFord219
11719821982 Brazilian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord5DNFCollision0
11619821982 South African Grand Prix result8McLarenFord1343
11519791979 Canadian Grand Prix result5BrabhamFord0WDRetired in Practice0
11419791979 Italian Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo943
11319791979 Dutch Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo9WDWithdrew0
11219791979 Austrian Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo4DNFEngine0
11119791979 German Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo7DNFEngine0
11019791979 British Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo6DNFBrakes0
10919791979 French Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo6DNFSpun Off0
10819791979 Monaco Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo4DNFAccident0
10719791979 Belgian Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo13DNFEngine0
10619791979 Spanish Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo6DNFWater Leak0
10519791979 USA West Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo11DNFAccident0
10419791979 South African Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo461
10319791979 Brazilian Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo12DNFGearbox0
10219791979 Argentine Grand Prix result5BrabhamAlfa Romeo23DNFFuel System0
10119781978 Canadian Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo7DNFBrakes0
10019781978 USA Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo5DNFEngine0
9919781978 Italian Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo419
9819781978 Dutch Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo334
9719781978 Austrian Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo4DNFAccident0
9619781978 German Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo3DNFEngine0
9519781978 British Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo426
9419781978 French Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo3DNFEngine0
9319781978 Swedish Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo319
9219781978 Spanish Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo6DNFEngine0
9119781978 Belgian Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo3DNFAccident0
9019781978 Monaco Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo326
8919781978 USA West Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo3DNFIgnition0
8819781978 South African Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo1DNFEngine0
8719781978 Brazilian Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo1034
8619781978 Argentine Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo526
8519771977 USA Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari743
8419771977 Italian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari526
8319771977 Dutch Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari419
8219771977 Austrian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari126
8119771977 German Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari319
8019771977 British Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari326
7919771977 French Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari952
7819771977 Swedish Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari15DNFHandling0
7719771977 Belgian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari1126
7619771977 Monaco Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari626
7519771977 Spanish Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari3DNFInjured0
7419771977 USA West Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari126
7319771977 South African Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari319
7219771977 Brazilian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari1334
7119771977 Argentine Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari4DNFFuel system0
7019761976 Japanese Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari3DNFWithdrew0
6919761976 USA Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari534
6819761976 Canadian Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari680
6719761976 Italian Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari543
6619761976 German Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari2DNFAccident in first race0
6519761976 British Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari119
6419761976 French Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari2DNFEngine0
6319761976 Swedish Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari534
6219761976 Monaco Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari119
6119761976 Belgian Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari119
6019761976 Spanish Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari226
5919761976 USA West Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari426
5819761976 South African Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari219
5719761976 Brazilian Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari219
5619751975 USA Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
5519751975 Italian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari134
5419751975 Austrian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari160.5
5319751975 German Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari134
5219751975 British Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari380
5119751975 French Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
5019751975 Dutch Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari126
4919751975 Swedish Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari519
4819751975 Belgian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
4719751975 Monaco Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
4619751975 Spanish Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari1DNFAccident0
4519751975 South African Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari452
4419751975 Brazilian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari452
4319751975 Argentine Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari461
4219741974 USA Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari5DNFSuspension0
4119741974 Canadian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari2DNFAccident0
4019741974 Italian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari1DNFEngine0
3919741974 Austrian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari1DNFEngine0
3819741974 German Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari1DNFAccident0
3719741974 British Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari152
3619741974 French Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari126
3519741974 Dutch Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
3419741974 Swedish Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari3DNFGearbox0
3319741974 Monaco Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari1DNFIgnition0
3219741974 Belgian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari326
3119741974 Spanish Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
3019741974 South African Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari116Ignition0
2919741974 Brazilian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari25DNFEngine0
2819741974 Argentine Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari826
2719731973 USA Grand Prix result21BRMBRM21DNFFuel Pump0
2619731973 Canadian Grand Prix result21BRMBRM8DNFTransmission0
2519731973 Italian Grand Prix result21BRMBRM15DNFAccident0
2419731973 German Grand Prix result21BRMBRM5DNFAccident0
2319731973 Dutch Grand Prix result21BRMBRM11DNFFuel Pump0
2219731973 British Grand Prix result21BRMBRM9120
2119731973 French Grand Prix result21BRMBRM1790
2019731973 Swedish Grand Prix result21BRMBRM15130
1919731973 Monaco Grand Prix result21BRMBRM6DNFGearbox0
1819731973 Belgian Grand Prix result21BRMBRM1452
1719731973 Spanish Grand Prix result16BRMBRM11DNFTyre0
1619731973 South African Grand Prix result17BRMBRM10DNFEngine0
1519731973 Brazilian Grand Prix result16BRMBRM1380
1419731973 Argentine Grand Prix result34BRMBRM13DNFOil Pressure0
1319721972 USA Grand Prix result5MarchFord25NC0
1219721972 Canadian Grand Prix result26MarchFord19DSQReceived outside assistance0
1119721972 Italian Grand Prix result18MarchFord20130
1019721972 Austrian Grand Prix result4MarchFord22100
919721972 German Grand Prix result23MarchFord24DNFOil Leak0
819721972 British Grand Prix result4MarchFord1990
719721972 French Grand Prix result14MarchFord21DNFHalfshaft0
619721972 Belgian Grand Prix result12MarchFord25120
519721972 Monaco Grand Prix result4MarchFord22160
419721972 Spanish Grand Prix result24MarchFord25DNFDifferential0
319721972 South African Grand Prix result4MarchFord2170
219721972 Argentine Grand Prix result15MarchFord22110
119711971 Austrian Grand Prix result26MarchFord21DNFHandling0

Podiums

Niki Lauda F1 Podium Finishes

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts
5419851985 Dutch Grand Prix result1McLarenTAG1019
5319841984 Portuguese Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG1126
5219841984 Italian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG419
5119841984 Dutch Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG626
5019841984 Austrian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG419
4919841984 German Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG726
4819841984 British Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG319
4719841984 Canadian Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG826
4619841984 French Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG919
4519841984 South African Grand Prix result8McLarenTAG819
4419831983 USA West Grand Prix result8McLarenFord2326
4319831983 Brazilian Grand Prix result8McLarenFord934
4219821982 Swiss Grand Prix result8McLarenFord434
4119821982 British Grand Prix result8McLarenFord519
4019821982 USA West Grand Prix result8McLarenFord219
3919781978 Italian Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo419
3819781978 Dutch Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo334
3719781978 British Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo426
3619781978 Swedish Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo319
3519781978 Monaco Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo326
3419781978 Brazilian Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo1034
3319781978 Argentine Grand Prix result1BrabhamAlfa Romeo526
3219771977 Italian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari526
3119771977 Dutch Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari419
3019771977 Austrian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari126
2919771977 German Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari319
2819771977 British Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari326
2719771977 Belgian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari1126
2619771977 Monaco Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari626
2519771977 USA West Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari126
2419771977 South African Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari319
2319771977 Brazilian Grand Prix result11FerrariFerrari1334
2219761976 USA Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari534
2119761976 British Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari119
2019761976 Swedish Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari534
1919761976 Monaco Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari119
1819761976 Belgian Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari119
1719761976 Spanish Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari226
1619761976 USA West Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari426
1519761976 South African Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari219
1419761976 Brazilian Grand Prix result1FerrariFerrari219
1319751975 USA Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
1219751975 Italian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari134
1119751975 German Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari134
1019751975 French Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
919751975 Dutch Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari126
819751975 Swedish Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari519
719751975 Belgian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
619751975 Monaco Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
519741974 French Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari126
419741974 Dutch Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
319741974 Belgian Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari326
219741974 Spanish Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari119
119741974 Argentine Grand Prix result12FerrariFerrari826

Comparison

Niki Lauda Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
1971MarchHenri Pescarolo1760100000101
Mike Beuttler17130000000101
Nanni Galli17120000000101
Ronnie Peterson1780000000101
1972MarchCarlos Pace750300006529
Henri Pescarolo780000004536
Mike Beuttler980000005582
Rolf Stommelen7100000003535
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F1 power oversteer & why we love it by Peter Windsor

As Ronnie Peterson power-drifts his 1973 JPS Lotus 72 through Silverstone's high-speed corners we analyse in slow-motion his turn-in points and wheel angles. Also featured in this..

October 20, 2020 with 1 Comment

Montezemolo: Vettel stopped feeling Ferrari support

Sep.3 - Sebastian Vettel was never a troublemaker at Ferrari, the team's former president Luca di Montezemolo insists. Although he was ousted in 2014, 73-year-old Montezemolo's..

September 3, 2020 with 0 Comments

Ferrari's Road to 1000 - Italian GP 1975

After 11 years, Scuderia Ferrari clinched both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles. The Ferrari 312 T also went down in history as the first car that won the championship..

June 20, 2020 with 0 Comments

Wolff: F1 missing Lauda's voice amid corona crisis

Niki Lauda's voice is conspicuously "missing" during the corona crisis, according to his former business partner Toto Wolff. It is now a full year since Lauda, the F1 legend and..

May 21, 2020 with 1 Comment

Montezemolo: I almost became F1 boss

Luca di Montezemolo claims that he almost became boss of Formula 1. The former Ferrari president was asked by La Gazzetta dello Sport this week to comment on the one-year..

May 21, 2020 with 0 Comments

Family to return Lauda's team stake to Mercedes

Niki Lauda's stake in the works Mercedes team will be returned to the German carmaker. Last August, a few months after the F1 legend and team chairman's death, we reported that..

January 28, 2020 with 1 Comment

Wolff: Team boss role 'less fun' without Lauda

Toto Wolff has played down persistent speculation that he is first in line to succeed Chase Carey as F1's CEO. For the first time since 2012, the Mercedes boss skipped a race -..

December 17, 2019 with 1 Comment

Lewis and Toto at the BRDC Awards

Lewis Hamilton (video) and Mercedes' Toto Wolff (on stage) received major awards at the blue-riband British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) Awards ceremony in London today. Lewis..

December 10, 2019 with 0 Comments

Mercedes earns money with F1 team?

Toto Wolff is paid 8 million euros a year to be Mercedes' team boss. The information was revealed by Austria's Osterreich newspaper, reportedly based on the release of Mercedes'..

October 9, 2019 with 1 Comment

Wolff: Lauda family to sell Mercedes stake

Niki Lauda's family will sell the late F1 legend's shareholding of the Mercedes team. In 2013, just before the German marque began to dominate Formula 1, Austrians Lauda and Toto..

August 23, 2019 with 3 Comments

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