Niki Lauda - The Biography
Thorough and poignant […] a fitting tribute.” The Sunday Times
In 1975 Lauda became world champion at Ferrari for the first time. The following year he was well on his way to defending his title when he was involved in a horrific crash at the Nürburgring on August 1. He was hospitalized with serious injuries and feared for his life. Remarkably, he returned to the start six weeks later, determined to show that he could return to his old level. In the years that followed, he drove for different teams and managed to win the world title twice more.
Maurice Hamilton, who first met Niki Lauda in 1971, chronicles the remarkable story of one of the greatest stars in Formula 1 history. Based on interviews with Lauda himself, his friends and family, rival drivers and those with whom he worked together later in his career, this biography of Niki Lauda is an excellent and definitive tribute to the icon who passed away last year at the age of seventy.
With a foreword by Nico Rosberg.