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Lauda honoured with Laureus lifetime achievement award

Niki Lauda has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award at this year's Laureus World Sports Awards last night in Berlin.
Niki Lauda has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award at this year's Laureus World Sports Awards last night in Berlin.

The three-time F1 world champion, who currently acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes F1 team, received his gong from current F1 champion Lewis Hamilton while his team-mate Nico Rosberg also attended the event.

Lauda was recognised for being the only F1 world champion with both Mercedes and Ferrari plus his courageous comeback by returning to racing six weeks after suffering serve burns in a fireball crash at the Nurburgring in 1976.

Hamilton was also nominated for the World Sportsman of the Year but missed out to tennis star Novak Djokovic who reached all four Grand Slam finals and claiming victory in three.



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Taz

April 19, 2016 8:25 PM

Huge amount of respect for what Lauda has achieved on track and of the track, even when Lauda Air had the crash (not the airline's fault) he went to to great levels push the relevant parties to find out the cause. He doesn't give up. Very inspiring.



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