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Lauda announces 2019 grand prix return

Dec.21 Niki Lauda has allayed fears that he might not return to his post at the grands prix with Mercedes. In August, the F1 legend and Mercedes team chairman had a life-saving lung transplant and missed the remainder of the season. But Lauda, 69, says he actually didn't really miss a race. "I did not miss a single grand prix, even though I was in the company of so many IV tubes," the great Austrian told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "I followed all the races, phoning the box during the weekends -- they always told me what was happening," Lauda said. He said he was "never afraid" of dying, and was instead motivated by the urge to "fight", just as he was...
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