Three-times F1 champion and a symbol of extraordinary courage and determination, Niki Lauda died at 70 on 20 May 2019 to an outpouring of tributes from across the world. Lauda's classic autobiography, To Hell and Back, is published again for the first time since its release in 1986, in this special commemorative edition, with an extended post script by Times F1 correspondent Kevin Eason.
Andreas Nikolaus Lauda (22 February 1949 - 20 May 2019) was an Austrian Formula One driver, andthree-time F1 World Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. A year later, he retired to pursue his love of flying, starting Lauda Air, among a series of aviation ventures, but Formula One always called. He was back in the sport in 1993 as a consultant for Ferrari before moving on to Jaguar and achieveing unparalleled success in the McLaren team with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.