Feb.21 (GMM) Niki Lauda will return to F1 when he is ready.
That is the news from the F1 legend’s son Mathias. Earlier, Lauda – who turns 70 on Friday – targeted his return to the paddock from a lung transplant for the Barcelona tests.
But he is not yet strong enough even to travel to Australia for the season opener.
However, Mathias Lauda told DPA news agency: “He is fighting like a lion.
“He wants to return to normal life as soon as possible.”
But Mathias said his father no longer has a particular return date in his diary.
“There is no time limit, what is important is that his body returns to his old strength,” he insisted.
Mathias admitted that a return for the start of the 2019 season is too soon, but “wait and see”.