The Latest on Niki Lauda’s death (all times local):

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FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo, former Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria walks in the paddock before the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency reported Lauda's family saying in a statement he
FILE – In this July 7, 2018, file photo, former Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria walks in the paddock before the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency reported Lauda’s family saying in a statement he “passed away peacefully” on Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff says Niki Lauda “will always remain one of the greatest legends of our sport” after the three-time world champion passed away.

Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns, died on Monday. He was 70.

Lauda remained closely involved with the F1 circuit after retiring as a driver in 1985, and in recent years served as the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team.

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 1976, file photo, Austrian auto racer Niki Lauda, right, defending champion in world driving, and James Hunt, of Britain, look at the rain before the start of the Japan Grand Prix Formula One auto race at Fuji International Speedway, Gotemba, Japan. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency reported Lauda's family saying in a statement he
FILE – In this Oct. 24, 1976, file photo, Austrian auto racer Niki Lauda, right, defending champion in world driving, and James Hunt, of Britain, look at the rain before the start of the Japan Grand Prix Formula One auto race at Fuji International Speedway, Gotemba, Japan. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency reported Lauda’s family saying in a statement he “passed away peacefully” on Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

In a statement on Tuesday, Wolff said Lauda “combined heroism, humanity and honesty inside and outside the cockpit. His passing leaves a void in Formula One. We haven’t just lost a hero who staged the most remarkable comeback ever seen, but also a man who brought precious clarity and candor to modern Formula One. He will be greatly missed as our voice of common sense.”

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File - In this Jan. 12, 1975 file photo, Austrian auto racer Niki Lauda, pictured during the Argentine Grand Prix in Buenos Aires. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. (AP Photo/E. Di Baia)
File – In this Jan. 12, 1975 file photo, Austrian auto racer Niki Lauda, pictured during the Argentine Grand Prix in Buenos Aires. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. (AP Photo/E. Di Baia)

Formula One great Niki Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70.

Lauda’s family issued a statement saying the three-time world champion “passed away peacefully” on Monday.

Walter Klepetko, a doctor who performed a lung transplant on Lauda last year, said on Tuesday: “Niki Lauda has died. I have to confirm that.”

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 1976 file photo Austrian auto racer Niki Lauda, following his near fatal crash at the German Grand Prix six weeks ago, announces he would start at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. (AP Photo, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 12, 1976 file photo Austrian auto racer Niki Lauda, following his near fatal crash at the German Grand Prix six weeks ago, announces he would start at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. (AP Photo, File)

The family statement said: “His unique successes as a sportsman and entrepreneur are and remain unforgettable. His tireless drive, his straightforwardness and his courage remain an example and standard for us all. Away from the public gaze he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him very much.”

Lauda won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari, and in 1984 with McLaren.

In 1976, he was badly burned when he crashed during the German Grand Prix, but he made an astonishingly fast return to racing just six weeks later.

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1976 file photo Austria's Niki Lauda behind the wheel of his Ferrari 312 T2 on the track of Florano after a near fatal crash on Aug. 1 during the German Grand Prix. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. (AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 7, 1976 file photo Austria’s Niki Lauda behind the wheel of his Ferrari 312 T2 on the track of Florano after a near fatal crash on Aug. 1 during the German Grand Prix. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. (AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza, File)

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