Mercedes wish Niki Lauda a safe and speedy recovery

WION Web Team
London, UK Published: Aug 04, 2018, 02:30 PM(IST)

File photo of Niki Lauda. Photograph:( Reuters )

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff wished Formula One great Niki Lauda a safe and speedy recovery as he is recovering in an Austrian hospital following his lung transplant.

The three-time Formula 1 world champion had been suffering from severe lung disease and was flown by private jet from Ibiza to Austria's AKH Vienna hospital after falling ill whilst on holiday.

He immediately underwent a lung transplant, however, the hospital said in a statement that hee transplant was successfully carried out.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff wished Formula One great Niki Lauda speedy recovery and send him positive energy.

The official handle of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport tweeted, "We wish him a safe and speedy recovery - in that order - and send all our positive energy to him and his family."

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"The world knows Niki as an F1 legend with incredible power and resilience," Wolff, also Austrian, said in a message before the August factory shutdown.

Lauda, who was badly burned in a near-fatal Formula One crash in 1976 and later became an airline entrepreneur, was taken ill recently. He won his titles with Ferrari and McLaren in 1975, 1977 and 1984.

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