Here is my tribute painting of the legendary Austrian F1 pilot Niki Lauda, created following his death May 20, 2019 at the age of 70.
He was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984, and is the only driver in F1 history to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors.
Having emerged as Formula One's star driver amid a 1975 title win and leading the 1976 championship battle, Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring during which his Ferrari 312T2 burst into flames, and he came close to death.
He survived and recovered sufficiently to race again just six weeks later
A great interpretation of The 1976 F1 battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt was dramatized in the film Rush in 2013
One of the greatest F1 drivers of all time may Rest in Peace
TRIBUTE NIKI LAUDA
Tribute to NIKI LAUDA
60W x 30H x 1,5 inches
Acrylics on wood with 2 different Gold leaves and Epoxy finish