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2018-08-02 13:04

Image: AFP

Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda is currently in hospital.

The Mercedes team chairman missed the past two grands prix, amid reports he has the flu.

More than a flu

Actually, his condition was more serious than that.

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Osterreich newspaper reports that the 69-year-old has actually been in hospital for 12 days, having flown himself in his private jet from Ibiza to Vienna.

It is believed Lauda's kidneys were affected, following a transplant some years ago.

The Austrian was even in intensive care for a time, but his condition has now improved and he is on a normal hospital ward and expected to be released shortly.

"The doctors say that after this episode, Niki must take his health seriously," a friend is quoted as saying.

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