Son: No date set for Lauda's F1 return
Niki Lauda will return to F1 when he is ready.
That is the news from the F1 legend's son Mathias. Earlier, Lauda - who turns 70 on Friday - targeted his return to the paddock from a lung transplant for the Barcelona tests.
But he is not yet strong enough even to travel to Australia for the season opener.
However, Mathias Lauda told DPA news agency: "He is fighting like a lion.
"He wants to return to normal life as soon as possible."
But Mathias said his father no longer has a particular return date in his diary.
"There is no time limit, what is important is that his body returns to his old strength," he insisted.
Mathias admitted that a return for the start of the 2019 season is too soon, but "wait and see".
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