The world of motorsport has woken up the sad news that Niki Lauda has died age 70.
One of the titans of Formula 1, both on and off the track, the triple World Champion “passed away peacefully” on Monday.
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 21, 2019
❤ Niki, 1949 – 2019 pic.twitter.com/tMPi7s2ODE
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) May 21, 2019
Oggi è un giorno triste per la F1. La grande famiglia della Ferrari apprende con profonda tristezza la notizia della morte dell’amico Niki Lauda, tre volte campione del mondo, due con la Scuderia (1975-1977). Resterai per sempre nei cuori nostri e in quelli dei tifosi. #CiaoNiki pic.twitter.com/srQUUeDqLw
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) May 21, 2019
All at McLaren are deeply saddened to learn that our friend, colleague and 1984 Formula 1 World Champion, Niki Lauda, has passed away. Niki will forever be in our hearts and enshrined in our history. #RIPNiki pic.twitter.com/Ndd9ZEfm6B
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) May 21, 2019
A champion. A legend. A friend.
Ruhe in Frieden Niki. pic.twitter.com/dZ7CJmi5nC
— Aston Martin Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) May 21, 2019
— Alfa Romeo Racing (@alfaromeoracing) May 21, 2019
Remembering an icon of our sport. Thanks Niki for all you did for Formula 1.
Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/MOijnShrNy
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) May 21, 2019
Drivers past and present from all racing series remembered a gentleman, a legend and a friend.
I’m struggling to believe you are gone. I will miss our conversations, our laughs, the big hugs after winning races together. God rest your soul. Thank you for being a bright light in my life. I’ll always be here for your family should they ever need me. Love you man pic.twitter.com/cotUpuvW2F
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) May 21, 2019
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) May 21, 2019
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) May 21, 2019
Very sad day.
Rest in peace Legend. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/aN5w32MAe5
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) May 21, 2019
Can't find the words.. a special person has passed away. 😔
Rest in Peace, Niki! pic.twitter.com/qDbPCqL4tf
— Nico Hülkenberg (@HulkHulkenberg) May 21, 2019
Very saddened to hear that Niki Lauda has passed away. One of the last proper heroes of our sport, a true gentleman, and a great human. RIP // Muy triste por el fallecimiento de Niki Lauda. Uno de los auténticos héroes de nuestro deporte, todo un señor y una gran persona. DEP pic.twitter.com/GZjI6yG5A8
— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) May 21, 2019
RIP Niki 😔 pic.twitter.com/atc0iQanAN
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) May 21, 2019
Shocking and sad news this morning. RIP Niki 😔 pic.twitter.com/2bnNdgKzMs
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) May 21, 2019
RIP Niki ! 😰 Today a true hero left us! Thanks Niki for the inspiration you have been to so many, for the directness you have always applied, the amazing speed & fighting spirit you had. We will miss you, but never forget you. My condolences to Niki's family and friends. 😢 pic.twitter.com/80rnHgoi3L
— alex wurz (@alex_wurz) May 21, 2019
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A real loss to Sport and a big hole in our hearts. Courageous, chatty, and extremely funny. I am going to miss you being around the @F1 paddock but the legend of Niki Lauda will live on, because you were a very very special man. Thanks for all the memories #3timesWC @SkySportsF1 pic.twitter.com/aUIRML0lNv
— Johnny Herbert (@johnnyherbertf1) May 21, 2019
— Damon Hill (@HillF1) May 21, 2019
Rest In Peace Niki, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/PV5T79zqpR
— Dario Franchitti (@dariofranchitti) May 21, 2019
Dear Niki… pic.twitter.com/nsJk2z1qAM
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) May 21, 2019
I learnt so much from this great man. Not only about racing, He taught me about life. One of the persons I have fought hardest with but most loved and respected. Thanks Niki. Always a legend. Big kiss to all his great family. RIP Niki😘 pic.twitter.com/ATNFw8MIPn
— Pedro de la Rosa (@PedrodelaRosa1) May 21, 2019
A legend left us today 🙁 Rest In Peace Niki pic.twitter.com/yBbiApNCiH
— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) May 21, 2019
Niki Lauda was a pure example of hard work pays off! He said he had a great ass & could feel everything the car was doing. My Hero and I wish I was a Senna but I often think I was born more like a Lauda! Thank you Niki for all that you gave the sport, sad you have left us 🙏 pic.twitter.com/XcAW1AfGco
— Simon Pagenaud (@simonpagenaud) May 21, 2019
— Tom Coronel (@TomCoronel) May 21, 2019
Journalists and news agencies also paid their respects to “one of the greatest drivers” of all times.
Niki Lauda was one of my boyhood heroes. The word legend is over-used but not in his case. Absolute great, true courage. And such good company. Huge loss. #F1
— Alan Baldwin (@alanbaldwinf1) May 21, 2019
I thought you were invincible
Farewell Niki pic.twitter.com/dg1rJcgKEx
— Will Buxton (@wbuxtonofficial) May 21, 2019
Very sorry to learn of Niki Lauda's death. The ultimate symbol of bravery in our sport and a wonderful man to talk to. Helped make Ferrari and Mercedes winners. Unsentimental – he swapped his #F1 trophies for car washes – but funny. Photo: @MSI_Images pic.twitter.com/C0KiVmzleM
— James Allen (@Jamesallenonf1) May 21, 2019
I always thought he was somehow indestructible. I was wrong, for today we’ve learned of the extremely sad passing of one of the greatest #F1 drivers of all time. #RIPNikiLauda. He’d been unwell for a while, but I’ll always remember him like this: flying high, flat-out. #Godspeed pic.twitter.com/09ibDx9tKf
— Matt Bishop (@TheBishF1) May 21, 2019
Extremely sad news. Completely adored Niki. He was a reluctant hero and icon of Formula One, but also one of the funniest men you could be lucky enough to meet. Wonderful memories of a wonderful human. Love to his family, friends and the world of F1. https://t.co/kRF6nAEGgs
— Suzi Perry (@suziperry) May 21, 2019
— Mobil 1 The Grid (@Mobil1TheGrid) May 21, 2019
A champion. A legend. An inspiration.
We send our condolences to the family and friends of Niki Lauda, who died at the age of 70. pic.twitter.com/ys2FJrbnI4
— Motorsports On NBC (@MotorsportsNBC) May 21, 2019