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Lauda in good condition after leaving hospital following transplant

Niki Lauda in ‘good general condition’ after leaving hospital following lung transplant but must spend several weeks in rehabilitation

  • Niki Lauda is recovering following a lung transplant at the start of August
  • Vienna General Hospital state he still has several weeks of rehabilitation
  • Three-time F1 champ has been influential in Lewis Hamilton’s success
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Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda has been released from a Vienna hospital nearly three months after undergoing a lung transplant.

The Vienna General Hospital says the 69-year-old Lauda left on Wednesday ‘in good general condition.’ It says he must still spend several weeks in rehabilitation.

Lauda received a new lung on August 2.

Niki Lauda has been recovering since August after undergoing a lung transplant

Niki Lauda has been recovering since August after undergoing a lung transplant

Lauda won the Formula One title in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He suffered serious burns in a crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976 and has twice undergone kidney transplants.

Lauda was appointed as the Mercedes team’s non-executive chairman in 2012 and was involved in signing Lewis Hamilton.

The Austrian has since gone to become a key part of the team’s senior staff that have helped them dominate the sport since 2014.

Lauda has been influential in Lewis Hamilton's career since he helped Mercedes sign the Brit

Lauda has been influential in Lewis Hamilton’s career since he helped Mercedes sign the Brit

 

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