WATCH: Mercedes Post a Moving Tribute on Niki Lauda’s 72nd Birthday

Published 02/22/2021, 9:47 AM EST
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 16: Mercedes GP non-executive chairman Niki Lauda celebrates after the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 16, 2017 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


The Mercedes team pays respects to one of the greatest F1 drivers, Niki Lauda. The Silver Arrows made the engine roar for a minute in 2019 to mark the anniversary of the Austrian world champion’s birth.

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Niki Lauda was a non-executive chairperson for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One since 2012. He was one of the key reasons that the Silver Arrows have been a dominant force on the grid and winning consecutive world-titles.

PAUL RICARD CIRCUIT, LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – 2018/06/23: Austrian former Formula One driver and a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion Niki Lauda, non-executive chairman of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, in the paddock during the Grand Prix de France. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Mercedes gives Nicki the sounds he loves the most

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The team gathered around the car and revved the engines for a minute to remember Niki Lauda, a beloved member of the Mercedes family on his birth anniversary back in 2019.

The car’s halo as well as a silver arrow that detailed red was done to pay tribute to the man that made everything possible for Mercedes in the world of Formula One

Niki must be proud of what he is seeing

That dark day in 2019 at Monaco took a hit at Mercedes. However, the Brackley-based team marched on, and for that race painted the car’s halo red to honor Niki. Indeed, Lewis Hamilton won for Mercedes, a much-deserved victory for the team, and dedicated the win to their fallen hero.

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Niki must be looking from above as the team has reached new highs. The Brackley-based won their seventh constructor’s title and saw their number 44 driver become a seven-time world champion.

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton will be on the grid for the upcoming season in 2021. The Silver Arrows will eye on another constructor’s title as their British driver will look to break the title if he wins an eight-world title. Wherever Niki is, he must be proud of what the Silver Arrows are achieving.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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