ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Niki Lauda hopes to be back working with Mercedes soon as he continues his recovery from a lung transplant.
The three-time Formula One champion appeared cheerful as he posted a message on the Mercedes team’s Twitter account on Saturday.
Speaking softly but clearly, Lauda says “the important message is I will be there soon” before thanking all his fans for the “unbelievable” support he has received.
The 69-year-old Lauda, who received a new lung on Aug. 2, is non-executive chairman of Mercedes. He has had a close working relationship with five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and was involved in helping to sign the British driver from McLaren for the 2013 season.