Niki Lauda – a life in pictures

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the Austrian’s life and career in pictures.

Niki Lauda during a practice session at Silverstone in July 1975
Niki Lauda during a practice session at Silverstone in July 1975 (PA Archive)
A pit-stop for Lauda in his Ferrari at Brands Hatch during practice for the 1976 Race of Champions
A pit-stop for Lauda in his Ferrari at Brands Hatch during practice for the 1976 Race of Champions (PA Archive)
Lauda celebrates victory in the 1982 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch after winning in his McLaren-Ford
Lauda celebrates victory in the 1982 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch after winning in his McLaren-Ford (PA Archive)
Lauda triumphs in the 1984 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch after winning in his Marlboro McLaren
Lauda triumphs in the 1984 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch after winning in his Marlboro McLaren (PA Archive)
Lauda at a press conference in central London in 2001, for the announcement that the former Formula 1 world champion is joining the Jaguar as chief executive officer of the Premier Performance Division
Lauda at a press conference in central London in 2001, for the announcement that the former Formula 1 world champion was joining the Jaguar as chief executive officer of the Premier Performance Division (Johnny Green/PA)
Niki and wife Birgit Lauda attend the premier of Rush at Odeon Leicester Square, London in 2013
Niki and wife Birgit Lauda attend the premier of Rush at Odeon Leicester Square, London in 2013 (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Lewis Hamilton with Lauda during the end of year team photo ahead of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Lewis Hamilton with Lauda during the end of year team photo ahead of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi (David Davies/PA)
Hamilton celebrates winning the 2015 Formula One world championship alongside Lauda, Toto Wolff and the rest of the Mercedes team after the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas
Hamilton celebrates winning the 2015 Formula One world championship alongside Lauda, Toto Wolff and the rest of the Mercedes team after the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas (PA Archive)
Hamilton talks with Lauda and Wolff after qualifying at the Circuit de Monaco in May 2016
Hamilton talks with Lauda and Wolff after qualifying at the Circuit de Monaco in May 2016 (David Davies/PA)
Lauda and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Lauda and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (David Davies/PA)

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