Featured Niki Lauda has emergency lung transplant

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  1. Tbear

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    Three time world champion Nicki Lauda recovering in Austria after surgery on Thursday.


    Niki Lauda has had what is being called an emergency lung transplant. This was made necessary by a serious lung illness after a recent infection. Since his accident during the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, the three-time F1 world champion has had a number of serious health issues including two kidney transplants.

    Lauda's lungs were seriously burned in the fire that occurred during that 1976 accident. Due to these burns, he was not expected survive, but shocked his doctors when he went on to complete the 1976 season, coming within just one race of taking the 1976 F1 Championship, returning just three races later.

    The 69 year old driving legend's condition is said to be "improving, but is still precarious".

    Head of thoracic surgery at the AKH Vienna hospital, Walter Klepetko, said "everything is currently going very well and we are very satisfied". He also confirmed there is no direct link between the transplant and Lauda's 1976 incident, “One can absolutely assume that lung transplantation is not a late consequence of the fire accident,”

    I'm sure that I can speak for everybody here at RD wishing Niki Lauda a speedy recovery.

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  2. alexSchmurtz

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    Sorry to hear, I wish him a speedy recovery!
     
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  3. antirussia81

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    He's always been tough - I'm sure he will be fine soon.
     
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  4. Dave Stephenson

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    this.

    Look forward to having him back in the paddock. His no BS answers to people's questions are a rarity in F1.
     
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  5. Paul Glover

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    Get well soon Niki!
     
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  6. Dirk Steffen

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    Gute Besserung Herr Lauda!
     
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  7. Steve Bird

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    Get well soon Niki.
     
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  8. Bram Hengeveld

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    All the best, champ!
     
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    Get well soon Niki!
     
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  10. Ole Andreasen

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    Best wishes Mr. Lauda. Lets see you back out there asap.
     
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  11. mrbungle83

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    Hope he makes a full and fast recovery!
     
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  12. aka2k

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    The world is so devoid of true personalities and talents that we forgot our heroes are getting old. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
     
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  13. Kenny Paton

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    A true gentleman of the sport and a living reminder of it's past glories, hope recovers quickly.
     
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  14. Glaurung

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    Hope to see him again soon in F1 paddocks, he's such a living legend of that old mithic F1 era.
     
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  15. Eckhart von Glan

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    one of my childhood heroes, keep fighting niki! (though at 69 it's a different kind of job than at 29)
     
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  16. SVP Skins

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    Wishing Mr Lauda a speedy recovery.
     
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    Get well soon!
     
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  18. johndough247

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    One of the toughest guys ever in Formula 1! hope to see him back in the paddocks again soon!

    Was just watching this the other night; just amazed by this era of F1...wasn't born yet, but the 70's to the 90's era of F1 seemed so awesome (race starts around the 20:30 mark):
     
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  19. Durge Driven

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    Best wishes, get well soon
     
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  20. Juwe

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    Best wishes for a fast and full recovery for den Herren Lauda from me too! Everything has been said already...I was thinking about a "most symphatic f1 drivers of all time"-thread a long time. (Am I able to start a thread while not premium member?) BTW: My top 3 favourite sympathic all-time F1-Drivers are: Niki Lauda, Kimi Räikkönen and (difficult to say,but) maybe (for me) James Hunt...
     
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