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Austria to mourn F1 legend Lauda in public homage

2019-05-24 08:38
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Three-time Formula 1 champion and Mercedes F1 Niki Lauda during day two of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 7, 2018 in Montmelo, Spain. Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Austria will mourn Formula One legend Niki Lauda with his body laid out in Vienna's Roman Catholic cathedral in a public homage next Wednesday (May 29).

The three-time world championship winner's body will be laid out in the Stephansdom cathedral offering the public the chance to pay their last respects to a national hero, a family spokeswoman said Thursday.

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A mass will also be held. The funeral will be only for close family, she added.

Lauda died on Monday at the age of 70.

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