Racing – Formula 1: Mercedes Chairman Will Not Return In 2018
According to several reports, Mercedes non-official chairman, Niki Lauda, will not come back to the F1 garage this season. The reason behind it, is that he was admitted to emergency care, while holidaying in Ibiza prior this year.
It was later uncovered that the Austrian racing legend, had a lung issue and needed to undergo a transplant for it. This is why he is still being kept under intensive care, and no outsiders are being allowed to visit him at the hospital.
His individual supervisor and great companion, Red Bull boss, Dr. Helmut Marko, has expressed that even he has not been permitted to visit Lauda.
#OnThisDay in 1976
Niki Lauda suffered a near-fatal collision at the Nurburgring
He suffered severe burns and later fell into a coma
But defied the odds to return just six weeks later in Monza 👏
Establishing himself as one of the greatest legends… pic.twitter.com/VEfeP7GdYc
— francisco dias (@fecdias) August 1, 2018
Niki Lauda & Mercedes; A Great Bond
Lauda has played a steady part in the Mercedes garage, as his euphoria on observing his team winning races was unparalleled. His paddock mate and Mercedes supervisor, Toto Wolff had prior confessed to missing him massively.
He would have been particularly cheerful last time around, with Lewis Hamilton taking triumph for Mercedes at Monza, the home race for most despised opponents, Ferrari. He might be unassuming in saying that he lucked out, however the reality of the situation was that he stood his ground against the might of Ferrari, egged on by their home support.
— Ronald de Wit (@Ron_deWit) September 7, 2018
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