Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with influenza, five weeks following a lung transplant.

Is is comprehended health practitioners are taking every precaution given the critical nature of Lauda’s operation.

Austrian Lauda, 6-9, had been given his transplant in August after doctors found he’d”severe lung disorder”.

Doctors said after the transplant that he could have had between seven and three days to survive with no operation.

Lauda, a Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman, has mythical status in f-1 perhaps not only for his championships two together with Ferrari plus one for McLaren – and 25 race wins however his comeback against a fiery accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix.

He hurried into Italy 40 days after.

Doctors said the condition that this year was not just a consequence of the accident.