Last weekend, an event organized by Red Bull took place at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, which was also attended by Yuki Tsunoda and Sebastian Vettel. However, in addition to them, Mathias Lauda, the son of the late three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda and his first wife, Marlene, was also present, and he had the honor of driving his father’s car along the track that nearly cost him his life.
Niki Lauda’s son drives at the Nordschleife
As reported by Autosprint, it happened that this event was taking place just as Ferrari was competing for the Hypercar title against Toyota in Japan at the Fuji Speedway, exactly forty-seven years after the historic Lauda – Hunt duel. On the web, there are many images capturing Mathias Lauda at the wheel of the iconic Ferrari 312 B3 car as he travels through the Bergwerk section, the point where his father had the accident.
Although Sunday’s event was only a demonstration and a celebratory lap of the famous 1976 Ferrari, it cannot be denied that, thanks in part to the coincidence with the Japanese leg of the Endurance championship, these images can’t help but stir the emotions of even those who are not fans of this sport.