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Helmet of Niki Lauda

Flag of Austria Niki Lauda

full name Andreas Nikolaus Lauda nationality Austrian born February 22, 1949 hometown Vienna died May 20, 2019 place of death Vienna

Racing highlights

19841stFormula 1 World Championship for Drivers
19842ndNürburgring Race of Champions
19791stProcar BMW M1
19791stFormula 1 Gran Premio Dino Ferrari
19771stWorld Championship of F1 Drivers
19762ndWorld Championship of F1 Drivers
19751stWorld Championship of F1 Drivers
19751stFormula 1 BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone
19742ndFormula 1 Race of Champions
19721stFormula 2 Great Britain

Racing career summary

Races entered231
Wins34
Podiums72
Pole positions27
Fastest laps30
Race win percentage14.7%
Podium percentage31.2%

Driver relations

Father of Mathias Lauda.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Niki Lauda.

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2008Racing2 races1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
2002Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing14 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1984Racing17 races5 wins10 podiums0 pole position5 fastest race laps
1983Racing14 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1982Racing14 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1979Racing25 races4 wins4 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
1978Racing16 races2 wins7 podiums1 pole positions4 fastest race laps
1977Racing14 races3 wins10 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
1976Racing15 races5 wins9 podiums3 pole position4 fastest race laps
1975Racing15 races6 wins9 podiums9 pole position2 fastest race laps
1974Racing18 races2 wins6 podiums9 pole position3 fastest race laps
1973Racing21 races2 wins4 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1972Racing27 races1 win6 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
1971Racing14 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Niki Lauda

2008 Procar BMW M1 Revival

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
211??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

2002 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Jaguar
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1985 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
10th14Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
141101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-2BTAG-Porsche 1.5 turboGoodyear

1984 Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st72Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
165905
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-2TAG-Porsche 1.5 turboMichelin

1984 Nürburgring Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3 16V Cosworth Pirelli

1983 Formula One World Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
10th12Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-1CCosworth DFV 3.0Michelin
McLaren MP4ETAG-Porsche 1.5 turboMichelin

1982 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
5th30Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
142301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-1BCosworth DFV 3.0Michelin

1979 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
14th4Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT48Alfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear
Brabham BT49Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1979 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
1st78BMW Motorsport, Project Four Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
83303
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1BMW 3.5

1979 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT48Alfa Romeo 3.0

1979 Formula 1 Gran Premio Dino Ferrari

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT48Alfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear

1979 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1979 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
0Project Four Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

1978 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
4th44Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162714
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT45CAlfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear
Brabham BT46Alfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear
Brabham BT46BAlfa Romeo 3.0Goodyear

1977 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st72Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1431023
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 312T2Ferrari 3.0Goodyear

1976 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
2nd68Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
145934
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 312T2Ferrari 3.0Goodyear
Ferrari 312TFerrari 3.0Goodyear

1976 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 312T2Ferrari 3.0Goodyear

1975 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
1st64.5Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
145892
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 312B3Ferrari 3.0Goodyear
Ferrari 312TFerrari 3.0Goodyear

1975 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 312T

1974 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
4th38Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
152593
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 312B3Ferrari 3.0Goodyear

1974 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 312B3Ferrari 3.0Goodyear

1974 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
0Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Capri RS

1974 World Championship for Makes ADAC 1000 km Rennen Nürburgring

PositionPointsTeam
0Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Capri RS3100 Mk.IFord 3.4

1973 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
17th2Marlboro BRM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P160DBRM 3.0Firestone
BRM P160CBRM 3.0Firestone
BRM P160EBRM 3.0Firestone

1973 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Marlboro BRM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P160DBRM 3.0Firestone

1973 Formula 1, XXV BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Marlboro BRM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P160D 01 (BRM 142)

1973 European Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th32Alpina Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
212??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL

1973 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL

1973 European Touring Car Championship - Division 2

PositionPointsTeam
7th32Alpina
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21211
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL

1972 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0STP March Racing Team, Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
120000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 721Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
March 721XCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
March 721GCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1972 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
5th25STP March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110320
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 722 (Ford)

1972 Formula 2 Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
1st31March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 722 (Ford)

1972 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Lucky Strike Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 735 (BMW)

1971 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0STP March Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 711Cosworth DFV 3.0Firestone

1971 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
10th8Bosch Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (FVA)

1971 European Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
31st6
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 2800 CS

1971 I Speed International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0Bosch Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Cosworth)

1971 I Swedish Gold Cup - Formula 2

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Bosch Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Cosworth)

1971 Formula 2 - Rothmans International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Bosch Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 712M (Cosworth)

1970 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
0Bosch Racing Team Austria
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McNamara Mk 3B (Ford)

1970 Kanonloppet GP Sverige

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908

1970 Interserie

PositionPointsTeam
15th6Bosch Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 908/02Porsche
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