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2018-08-06 11:47

Image: ERWIN SCHERIAU / APA / AFP

Niki Lauda looks to be on the road to recovery.

The Formula 1 world was in shock last week when it emerged that the Mercedes team chairman had a lung transplant and was in a coma.

Lauda in a stable condition

But his doctor, Dr Walter Klepetko, told Bild newspaper that the 69-year-old F1 legend is now awake, in a stable condition, and with his respirator switched off.

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He said the new lung is working well.

"We are very, very satisfied with this development. It's hard to imagine a stronger fighter than Niki," Klepetko said.

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