一級方程式賽車經典代表人物 車手尼基勞達辭世 享壽 70 歲 | Iconic Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda dies aged 70

Niki Lauda, the Austrian Formula 1 driver who won the driver's championship three times before becoming an air travel entrepreneur, has died at the age of 70 | 奧地利籍一級方程式賽車手尼基勞達(Niki Lauda),在成為航空界空中旅遊創業 家前,曾三度贏得一級方程式世界冠軍,在 70 歲時辭世。 (AP)

出生於奧地利,有史以來最偉大的一級方程式車手之一尼基勞達的律師和家庭發 言人周二證實,他在 70 歲時與世長辭。

Austrian-born Niki Lauda, one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, died at the age of 70, his lawyer and a family spokesman confirmed early on Tuesday.

「我們悲痛地宣布,摯愛的尼基在周一安詳地過世,家人隨侍在側。」他生前創 設的勞達航空公司 Laudamotion 一位女發言人說:「作為一名運動員和企業家, 他獨特的成就將會令人永生難忘。」

“With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday,” a spokeswoman for Lauda’s airline Laudamotion said. “His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable.”

Lauda won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and again in 1984 with McLaren. | 勞達(Niki Lauda)曾分別在 1975 年,1977 年代表法拉利(Ferrari)車隊;在 1984年代表邁凱輪車(McLaren)隊獲得世界一級方程式賽車冠軍。 (AP)

自 1976 年墜機事件以來,勞達一直為健康問題所苦。這位一級方程式賽車手在 德國的紐伯格林 Nordschleife 比賽中撞毀了他的法拉利賽車,並被困在駕駛艙 內 55 秒,遭受嚴重灼傷並吸入有毒煙霧。

Lauda has struggled with health problems ever since his 1976 crash. The racing driver crashed his Ferrari car at Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife race and remained trapped in the cockpit for 55 seconds, suffering burns and inhaling toxic fumes.

Former F1 world champion Jenson Button (left) paid tribute to Lauda on Twitter as did racing team McLaren (right). | 前一級方程式賽車世界冠軍簡森·巴頓(Jenson Button)(左)和賽車隊邁凱輪(右)在推特上向勞達致敬。 (AP)

曾在 1975 年,1977 年和 1984 年三度贏得一級方程式世界冠軍頭銜的勞達,在 2012 年被任命為梅賽德斯車隊的非執行主席,並參與了目前一級方程式賽車 全世界排名第一的車手路易斯漢密爾頓(Lewis Hamilton)的加盟簽約事宜。

Lauda won the Formula One title in 1975, 1977 and 1984. Lauda was appointed as the Mercedes team’s non-executive chairman in 2012 and was involved in signing Lewis Hamilton.

By The China Post with DW and AP