FORMULA One stars were united in grief yesterday as motor racing legend Niki Lauda
was laid to rest in an emotional service.
Family, friends and fans gathered at St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One champion Niki Lauda
Formula One fans had one last chance to say goodbye to Niki Lauda
at the Formula One icon's funeral.
Stephen's Cathedral Wednesday to mourn the giant of the sport, Niki Lauda
, who died on May 20 at the age of 70.
FORMULA ONE LEWIS HAMILTON said Niki Lauda
's spirit guided him to the toughest win of his career in Monaco yesterday.
And throughout this weekend there will have been fitting tributes paid to Niki Lauda
who died earlier this week.
After securing his 85th career pole, Hamilton spoke for the first time about Niki Lauda
- the non-executive Mercedes chairman who died on Monday - after he skipped his media commitments earlier this week, saying he was too upset.
Hamilton, who withdrew from his media commitments on Wednesday following the death of Mercedes' non-executive chairman Niki Lauda
, ended the running eighth hundredths of a second clear of team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton has been urged to park his grief and win the Monaco Grand Prix as a fitting tribute to Mercedes' nonexecutive chairman Niki Lauda
. Hamilton has not spoken publicly of Lauda's death since withdrawing from a press conference previewing Sunday's blue-riband event.
Austria will mourn Formula One legend Niki Lauda
with his body laid out in Vienna's Roman Catholic cathedral in a public homage next Wednesday.The three-time world championship winner's body will be laid out in the Stephansdom cathedral offering the public the chance to pay their last respects to a national hero, a family spokeswoman said Thursday.
Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff and Mercedes Non-Executive Chairman Niki Lauda
. Image Credit: Reuters
Formula One will honour Niki Lauda
at this weekend's showcase Monaco Grand Prix, with teams and drivers on Wednesday still coming to terms with the triple world champion's death.