16:45  +04,  May 21, 2019

Niki Lauda passes away after long illness

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda has passed away, aged 70, Motorsport reported.

The Austrian had been battling health issues since mid-last year, including a lung transplant in August that required a two-month stay in hospital.

Lauda achieved 25 wins in the Grand Prix.

He has retired from the sport in 1985.

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