High profile deaths in 2019
A look at the high profile deaths in 2019.
The 34-year-old Briton fought with ferocious determination to win from fifth on the grid, but was unable to resist the Finn, who started from pole and, with a two-stop strategy, had fresher tyres in the critical final laps.
Lewis Hamilton said he owed his status as a five-time world champion to Niki Lauda after dedicating his 85th pole position to him on Saturday at the Monaco Grand Prix.
The defending five-time champion and series leader clocked an unprecedented lap in 1min 10.166sec to end Bottas' run of three successive poles as Mercedes, mourning the death this week of non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, produced a record-equaling 62nd front row lockout.
On a dry and hazy morning in the Mediterranean principality, the cramped harbourside paddock was in sombre mood as Formula One honoured the Austrian, who died overnight Monday aged 70.
Niki Lauda's death comes eight months after he underwent a lung transplant, which was the result of injuries sustained during his career.
Legendary Austrian Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70.
Lauda's death comes eight months after he underwent a lung transplant.
'Oesterreich' reported that Lauda was in the intensive care station but should be released from the hospital later this week, without citing sources.
Lewis Hamilton, who had started on pole position, now leads Sebastian Vettel by 14 points after eight of 21 races.