Lauda Recovering from Surgery

Former World Champion Niki Lauda is recovering at home after undergoing a second kidney transplant in Vienna

Lauda Recovering from Surgery

The Austrian needed the operation after his old kidney, which had been donated by his brother in 1997, stopped functioning well and needed to be replaced.

Lauda's new kidney was donated by his girlfriend Birgit Wetzinger.

After being ousted as boss of Jaguar Racing at the end of 2002, Lauda has spent his time focusing on a new airline business and helping out the career of his son Mathias.

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