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Niki Lauda was Mercedes' guiding light - Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff has described Niki Lauda as the ‘guiding light’ of the Mercedes Formula 1 team and paid further tribute to the sporting legend, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday after receiving a lung transplant last August. During the 1976 German Grand Prix, the Austrian was badly burned in a life-threatening crash, only to make a miraculous return to F1 just six weeks later in Italy. Article continues under video A three-time world champion, Lauda subsequently moved into an advisory role in F1 and became Mercedes’ non-executive chairman, and it was within this period that a professional and personal friendship was created with Wolff. The current Silver Arrows team...
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