Former Formula One world champion turned Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team non executive chairman Niki Lauda has left hospital, two and a half months after receiving a lung transplant.

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team tweeted on Wednesday:

Two and a half months after a lung transplant, we’re delighted to hear that our Chairman and friend Niki Lauda has left hospital in Vienna.

Niki will now begin a phase of intensive rehabilitation, as he continues his road to recovery.

We can’t wait to have you back, Niki.

Lauda hasn’t been seen at a Grand Prix since falling ill while on holiday in Ibiza earlier this season and it is not expected to return to the race track until the start of the 2019 season in Melbourne Australia in March.

Get well soon Niki!

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