Lewis Hamilton says Niki Lauda remains "very much the same character" and spoke of his delight to see Mercedes' non-executive chairman released from hospital this week. Lauda had spent more than two months in intensive care after undergoing a lung transplant.
News of Lauda's release from hospital this week was met with joyous reaction from the Formula 1 world, with the Austrian now able to continue his rehabilitation at home.
Hamilton had spoken at last week's United States GP that he had enjoyed a phone call with Lauda that week and is now looking forward to seeing the three-time world champion back on his feet again.
Two and a half months after a lung transplant, we’re delighted to hear that our Chairman and friend Niki Lauda has left hospital in Vienna.
Niki will now begin a phase of intensive rehabilitation, as he continues his road to recovery.
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