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Niki Lauda: Former F1 world champion back in hospital five months after lung transplant

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with influenza, five months after having a lung transplant. Is is understood doctors are taking every precaution given the serious nature of Lauda's surgery. Austrian Lauda, 69, was given his transplant in August after doctors found he had "severe lung disease". Doctors said after the transplant that he would have had between three and seven days to live without the surgery. Lauda, a Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman, has legendary status in F1 not just for his championships - two with Ferrari and one for McLaren - and 25 race wins but his recovery from a fiery accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix. Lauda...
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