The four-time champion, showing a measured determination, made the most of his car’s superior straight-line speed to clock a best lap.
It will be the first time a sports star has been laid out in the St Stephens’s Cathedral.
The five-time champion emerged victorious and humbled.
Several teams have confirmed they will carry tributes to Lauda on their cars.
Hamilton had earlier posted messages expressing his feelings on social media.
Lauda won the Formula One drivers’ world championship three times, in 1975 and 1977 for Ferrari and in 1984 with McLaren, despite a terrible race crash in 1976.

Formula 1 Legendary former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday.

Formula 1 Mercedes dominance bad for F1 box office – Hamilton

The two Mercedes drivers are competing against each other … and it’s not much fun for outsiders.

Formula 1 Hamilton rules in Spain

And in the process he seizes thr F1 championship lead from Valterri Bottas

Formula 1 Bottas edges Hamilton to complete pole hat-trick in Mercedes lockout

Bottas clocked a stunning track record lap in 1min 15.406sec to finish six-tenths clear of his teammate in the top 10 shootout on a dry and gusty day.

Formula 1 Vettel insists Ferrari still strong despite early season upsets

The four-time champion German admitted that the Italian outfit had struggled in the opening races after looking so strong in pre-season testing.

Formula 1 ‘Ciao Legend’: Thousands remember Senna on 25th anniversary of death

The Brazilian F1 icon was killed aged just 34 years at the San Marino Grand Prix.

Formula 1 I will come back stronger, says Leclerc after Baku frustration

The 21-year-old Monegasque, in his fourth race with the iconic Italian outfit, said he and the team had decided to save tyres and go for the race fastest lap.

Formula 1 ‘Proud’ Bottas wins as Mercedes sweep home one-two again

In a thrilling, closely-fought and dramatic race, the Finn came home 1.5 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Formula 1 Bottas determined to bury Baku misery with victory

It was Bottas’ first pole in Azerbaijan’s capital and second this year.

Formula 1 WATCH: Practice abandoned after drain cover wrecks Williams car!

A loose drain cover caused serious damage to George Russell’s car as safety concerns abound for the Azerbaijan GP.

Formula 1 Bottas pips Hamilton for Mercedes lockout at landmark Chinese GP

Bottas, who leads the world championship by a point ahead of title-holder Hamilton after two races, scorched to a best time of one minute 31.547 seconds.

Formula 1 Party-pooper Hamilton focused only on winning 1,000th race

The Mercedes star from Britain is facing multiple challenges this season, primarily from Ferrari.

Formula 1 Young star Leclerc eyes victory in F1’s 1,000th race

The supremely talented 21-year-old upstaged five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain but ultimately limped home third when his Ferrari lost power with 10 laps left.




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