Aug.6 (GMM) Niki Lauda looks to be on the road to recovery.
The F1 world was in shock last week when it emerged that the Mercedes team chairman had a lung transplant and was in a coma.
But his doctor, Dr Walter Klepetko, told Bild newspaper that the 69-year-old F1 legend is now awake, in a stable condition, and with his respirator switched off.
He said the new lung is working well.
“We are very, very satisfied with this development,” Klepetko said.
“It’s hard to imagine a stronger fighter than Niki,” he added.