Mercedes Non Executive Chairman and three time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone sucessful lung transplant surgery following severe lung disease according to the hospital in Vienna where the procedure took place.

The 69 year old hasn’t been with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team since the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last month.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Vienna Hospital said:

Because of a severe lung condition Niki Lauda had to undergo a lung transplant in Vienna General Hospital today. “The transplant was carried out successfully.


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