Niki Lauda info & statistics

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Name Niki Lauda
Country Austria Austria
Place of Birth Vienna
Date of Birth Feb 22nd 1949
Date of Death May 20th 2019 - 70 years old
Season Entries 13
First Race 1971 Austrian Grand Prix
Last Race 1985 Australian Grand Prix
First Pole 1974 South African Grand Prix
Last Pole 1978 South African Grand Prix
First Win 1974 Spanish Grand Prix
Last Win 1985 Dutch Grand Prix
First Podium 1974 Argentine Grand Prix
Last Podium 1985 Dutch Grand Prix

Niki Lauda F1 Stats

Drivers' Titles 3
Race Entries 174
Race Starts 173
Race Wins 25 (14,4%)
Pole Positions 24 (13,8%)
Fastest Laps 24 (13,8%)
Podiums 54 (31,0%)
Points Finishes 73 (42,0%)
Retirements 86 (49,4%)
Hat-tricks 3
Wins from pole 9
Front Row Starts 31
Total Points 421
Total Laps 8.217



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
29th36th18th4th1th2th1th4th14th5th
198319841985       
10th1th10th       

 

Niki Lauda F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
1985 United Kingdom McLaren TAG 14 1 0 0 1 0 589 1 1.00 14
1984 United Kingdom McLaren TAG 16 5 4 0 9 0 853 5 4.50 72
1983 United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
TAG
Ford
14 0 1 1 2 0 577 1 0.86 12
1982 United Kingdom McLaren Ford 14 2 0 1 3 0 764 1 2.14 30
1979 United Kingdom Brabham
United Kingdom Brabham
Alfa Romeo
Ford
14 0 0 0 0 0 358 0 0.29 4
1978 United Kingdom Brabham Alfa Romeo 16 2 3 2 7 1 667 4 2.75 44
1977 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 15 3 6 1 10 2 846 3 4.80 72
1976 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 14 5 2 2 9 3 770 4 4.86 68
1975 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 14 5 1 2 8 9 733 2 4.61 64.5
1974 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 15 2 3 0 5 9 783 3 2.53 38
1973 United Kingdom BRM BRM 14 0 0 0 0 0 626 0 0.14 2
1972 United Kingdom March Ford 12 0 0 0 0 0 631 0 0.00 0
1971 United Kingdom March Ford 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0.00 0

Cars

 

Niki Lauda F1 Cars


Races

Niki Lauda F1 GP Race Classifications

1th25 Times
2th20 Times
3th9 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

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
174 1985 1985 Australian Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 16 DNF Accident 0
173 1985 1985 South African Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 8 DNF Turbo 0
172 1985 1985 Italian Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 16 DNF Transmission 0
171 1985 1985 Dutch Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 10 1 9
170 1985 1985 Austrian Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 3 DNF Engine 0
169 1985 1985 German Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 12 5 2
168 1985 1985 British Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 10 DNF Electrical 0
167 1985 1985 French Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 6 DNF Gearbox 0
166 1985 1985 Detroit Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 12 DNF Brakes 0
165 1985 1985 Canadian Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 17 DNF Engine 0
164 1985 1985 Monaco Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 14 DNF Spun Off 0
163 1985 1985 San Marino Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 8 4 3
162 1985 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 7 DNF Engine 0
161 1985 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 9 DNF Fuel System 0
160 1984 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 11 2 6
159 1984 1984 European Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 15 4 3
158 1984 1984 Italian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 4 1 9
157 1984 1984 Dutch Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 6 2 6
156 1984 1984 Austrian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 4 1 9
155 1984 1984 German Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 7 2 6
154 1984 1984 British Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 3 1 9
153 1984 1984 Dallas Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 5 DNF Spun Off 0
152 1984 1984 Detroit Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 10 DNF Electrical 0
151 1984 1984 Canadian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 8 2 6
150 1984 1984 Monaco Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 8 DNF Spun Off 0
149 1984 1984 French Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 9 1 9
148 1984 1984 San Marino Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 5 DNF Engine 0
147 1984 1984 Belgian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 14 DNF Water Pump 0
146 1984 1984 South African Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 8 1 9
145 1984 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 6 DNF Electrical 0
144 1983 1983 South African Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 12 11 Electrical 0
143 1983 1983 European Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 13 DNF Engine 0
142 1983 1983 Italian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 13 DNF Electrical 0
141 1983 1983 Dutch Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 19 DNF Brakes 0
140 1983 1983 Austrian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 14 6 1
139 1983 1983 German Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 18 DSQ Disqualified 0
138 1983 1983 British Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 15 6 1
137 1983 1983 Canadian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 19 DNF spun Off 0
136 1983 1983 Detroit Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 18 DNF Suspension 0
135 1983 1983 Belgian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 15 DNF Gearbox 0
134 1983 1983 Monaco Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 0 DNQ No Time 0
133 1983 1983 San Marino Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 18 DNF Spun off 0
132 1983 1983 French Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 12 DNF Wheel bearing 0
131 1983 1983 USA West Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 23 2 6
130 1983 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 9 3 4
129 1982 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 13 DNF Engine 0
128 1982 1982 Italian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 10 DNF Brakes 0
127 1982 1982 Swiss Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 4 3 4
126 1982 1982 Austrian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 10 5 2
125 1982 1982 French Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 9 8 0
124 1982 1982 British Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 5 1 9
123 1982 1982 Dutch Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 5 4 3
122 1982 1982 Canadian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 11 DNF Clutch 0
121 1982 1982 Detroit Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 10 DNF Collision 0
120 1982 1982 Monaco Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 12 DNF Engine 0
119 1982 1982 Belgian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 4 DSQ Disqualified 0
118 1982 1982 USA West Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 2 1 9
117 1982 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 5 DNF Collision 0
116 1982 1982 South African Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 13 4 3
115 1979 1979 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Ford 0 WD Retired in Practice 0
114 1979 1979 Italian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 9 4 3
113 1979 1979 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 9 WD Withdrew 0
112 1979 1979 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 DNF Engine 0
111 1979 1979 German Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 DNF Engine 0
110 1979 1979 British Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 6 DNF Brakes 0
109 1979 1979 French Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 6 DNF Spun Off 0
108 1979 1979 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 DNF Accident 0
107 1979 1979 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 13 DNF Engine 0
106 1979 1979 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 6 DNF Water Leak 0
105 1979 1979 USA West Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 11 DNF Accident 0
104 1979 1979 South African Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 6 1
103 1979 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 12 DNF Gearbox 0
102 1979 1979 Argentine Grand Prix 5 Brabham Alfa Romeo 23 DNF Fuel System 0
101 1978 1978 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 DNF Brakes 0
100 1978 1978 USA Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 5 DNF Engine 0
99 1978 1978 Italian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 1 9
98 1978 1978 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 3 4
97 1978 1978 Austrian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 DNF Accident 0
96 1978 1978 German Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 DNF Engine 0
95 1978 1978 British Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 2 6
94 1978 1978 French Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 DNF Engine 0
93 1978 1978 Swedish Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 1 9
92 1978 1978 Spanish Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 6 DNF Engine 0
91 1978 1978 Belgian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 DNF Accident 0
90 1978 1978 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 2 6
89 1978 1978 USA West Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 DNF Ignition 0
88 1978 1978 South African Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 1 DNF Engine 0
87 1978 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 10 3 4
86 1978 1978 Argentine Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 5 2 6
85 1977 1977 USA Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 7 4 3
84 1977 1977 Italian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 5 2 6
83 1977 1977 Dutch Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 4 1 9
82 1977 1977 Austrian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
81 1977 1977 German Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 3 1 9
80 1977 1977 British Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
79 1977 1977 French Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 9 5 2
78 1977 1977 Swedish Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 15 DNF Handling 0
77 1977 1977 Belgian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 11 2 6
76 1977 1977 Monaco Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 6 2 6
75 1977 1977 Spanish Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DNF Injured 0
74 1977 1977 USA West Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
73 1977 1977 South African Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 3 1 9
72 1977 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 13 3 4
71 1977 1977 Argentine Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 4 DNF Fuel system 0
70 1976 1976 Japanese Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DNF Withdrew 0
69 1976 1976 USA Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
68 1976 1976 Canadian Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 6 8 0
67 1976 1976 Italian Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 5 4 3
66 1976 1976 German Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 DNF Accident in first race 0
65 1976 1976 British Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
64 1976 1976 French Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 DNF Engine 0
63 1976 1976 Swedish Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
62 1976 1976 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
61 1976 1976 Belgian Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
60 1976 1976 Spanish Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 2 6
59 1976 1976 USA West Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 4 2 6
58 1976 1976 South African Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 1 9
57 1976 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 1 9
56 1975 1975 USA Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
55 1975 1975 Italian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
54 1975 1975 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 6 0.5
53 1975 1975 German Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
52 1975 1975 British Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 3 8 0
51 1975 1975 French Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
50 1975 1975 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
49 1975 1975 Swedish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 5 1 9
48 1975 1975 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
47 1975 1975 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
46 1975 1975 Spanish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Accident 0
45 1975 1975 South African Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 4 5 2
44 1975 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 4 5 2
43 1975 1975 Argentine Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 4 6 1
42 1974 1974 USA Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 5 DNF Suspension 0
41 1974 1974 Canadian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 2 DNF Accident 0
40 1974 1974 Italian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Engine 0
39 1974 1974 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Engine 0
38 1974 1974 German Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Accident 0
37 1974 1974 British Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 5 2
36 1974 1974 French Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
35 1974 1974 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
34 1974 1974 Swedish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DNF Gearbox 0
33 1974 1974 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Ignition 0
32 1974 1974 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
31 1974 1974 Spanish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
30 1974 1974 South African Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 16 Ignition 0
29 1974 1974 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 25 DNF Engine 0
28 1974 1974 Argentine Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 8 2 6
27 1973 1973 USA Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 21 DNF Fuel Pump 0
26 1973 1973 Canadian Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 8 DNF Transmission 0
25 1973 1973 Italian Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 15 DNF Accident 0
24 1973 1973 German Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 5 DNF Accident 0
23 1973 1973 Dutch Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 11 DNF Fuel Pump 0
22 1973 1973 British Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 9 12 0
21 1973 1973 French Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 17 9 0
20 1973 1973 Swedish Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 15 13 0
19 1973 1973 Monaco Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 6 DNF Gearbox 0
18 1973 1973 Belgian Grand Prix 21 BRM BRM 14 5 2
17 1973 1973 Spanish Grand Prix 16 BRM BRM 11 DNF Tyre 0
16 1973 1973 South African Grand Prix 17 BRM BRM 10 DNF Engine 0
15 1973 1973 Brazilian Grand Prix 16 BRM BRM 13 8 0
14 1973 1973 Argentine Grand Prix 34 BRM BRM 13 DNF Oil Pressure 0
13 1972 1972 USA Grand Prix 5 March Ford 25 NC 0
12 1972 1972 Canadian Grand Prix 26 March Ford 19 DSQ Received outside assistance 0
11 1972 1972 Italian Grand Prix 18 March Ford 20 13 0
10 1972 1972 Austrian Grand Prix 4 March Ford 22 10 0
9 1972 1972 German Grand Prix 23 March Ford 24 DNF Oil Leak 0
8 1972 1972 British Grand Prix 4 March Ford 19 9 0
7 1972 1972 French Grand Prix 14 March Ford 21 DNF Halfshaft 0
6 1972 1972 Belgian Grand Prix 12 March Ford 25 12 0
5 1972 1972 Monaco Grand Prix 4 March Ford 22 16 0
4 1972 1972 Spanish Grand Prix 24 March Ford 25 DNF Differential 0
3 1972 1972 South African Grand Prix 4 March Ford 21 7 0
2 1972 1972 Argentine Grand Prix 15 March Ford 22 11 0
1 1971 1971 Austrian Grand Prix 26 March Ford 21 DNF Handling 0

Podiums

Niki Lauda F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
54 1985 1985 Dutch Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 10 1 9
53 1984 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 11 2 6
52 1984 1984 Italian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 4 1 9
51 1984 1984 Dutch Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 6 2 6
50 1984 1984 Austrian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 4 1 9
49 1984 1984 German Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 7 2 6
48 1984 1984 British Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 3 1 9
47 1984 1984 Canadian Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 8 2 6
46 1984 1984 French Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 9 1 9
45 1984 1984 South African Grand Prix 8 McLaren TAG 8 1 9
44 1983 1983 USA West Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 23 2 6
43 1983 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 9 3 4
42 1982 1982 Swiss Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 4 3 4
41 1982 1982 British Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 5 1 9
40 1982 1982 USA West Grand Prix 8 McLaren Ford 2 1 9
39 1978 1978 Italian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 1 9
38 1978 1978 Dutch Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 3 4
37 1978 1978 British Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 2 6
36 1978 1978 Swedish Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 1 9
35 1978 1978 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 2 6
34 1978 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 10 3 4
33 1978 1978 Argentine Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 5 2 6
32 1977 1977 Italian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 5 2 6
31 1977 1977 Dutch Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 4 1 9
30 1977 1977 Austrian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
29 1977 1977 German Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 3 1 9
28 1977 1977 British Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
27 1977 1977 Belgian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 11 2 6
26 1977 1977 Monaco Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 6 2 6
25 1977 1977 USA West Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
24 1977 1977 South African Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 3 1 9
23 1977 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 13 3 4
22 1976 1976 USA Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
21 1976 1976 British Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
20 1976 1976 Swedish Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 5 3 4
19 1976 1976 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
18 1976 1976 Belgian Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
17 1976 1976 Spanish Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 2 6
16 1976 1976 USA West Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 4 2 6
15 1976 1976 South African Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 1 9
14 1976 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 2 1 9
13 1975 1975 USA Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
12 1975 1975 Italian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
11 1975 1975 German Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
10 1975 1975 French Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
9 1975 1975 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
8 1975 1975 Swedish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 5 1 9
7 1975 1975 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
6 1975 1975 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
5 1974 1974 French Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
4 1974 1974 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
3 1974 1974 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
2 1974 1974 Spanish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
1 1974 1974 Argentine Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 8 2 6

Poles

Niki Lauda F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
24 1978 1978 South African Grand Prix 1 Brabham Alfa Romeo 1 DNF Engine 0
23 1977 1977 Austrian Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
22 1977 1977 USA West Grand Prix 11 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
21 1976 1976 British Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
20 1976 1976 Monaco Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
19 1976 1976 Belgian Grand Prix 1 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
18 1975 1975 USA Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
17 1975 1975 Italian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
16 1975 1975 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 6 0.5
15 1975 1975 German Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 3 4
14 1975 1975 French Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
13 1975 1975 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
12 1975 1975 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
11 1975 1975 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
10 1975 1975 Spanish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Accident 0
9 1974 1974 Italian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Engine 0
8 1974 1974 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Engine 0
7 1974 1974 German Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Accident 0
6 1974 1974 British Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 5 2
5 1974 1974 French Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 2 6
4 1974 1974 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
3 1974 1974 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Ignition 0
2 1974 1974 Spanish Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
1 1974 1974 South African Grand Prix 12 Ferrari Ferrari 1 16 Ignition 0

Comparison

Niki Lauda Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
1971MarchHenri Pescarolo1760100000101
Mike Beuttler17130000000101
Nanni Galli17120000000101
Ronnie Peterson1780000000101
1972MarchCarlos Pace750300006529
Henri Pescarolo780000004536
Mike Beuttler980000005582
Rolf Stommelen7100000003535
Ronnie Peterson730120000210210
Skip Barber15160000001111
1973BRMClay Regazzoni562100015858
Jean-Pierre Beltoise5427000068410
Peter Gethin21260000001010
1974FerrariClay Regazzoni113852219178123
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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 2 Comments

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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