Former Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has returned to intensive care 5 months after present process a lung transplant, Austrian media websites reported Sunday.

Lauda, 69, is reportedly affected by flu and has been transferred to hospital in Vienna the place he was beforehand handled in the summertime.

Austrian publication Oesterreich reported on its web site that Lauda was flown again to his residence nation from the Spanish island of Ibiza, however the web site additionally urged he might be launched from hospital subsequent week.

Lauda was critically injured in a crash on the Nurburgring in 1976 which left him with extreme burns to his head and injury to his lungs and blood.

He was taken unwell firstly of August and his situation was described as ‘extraordinarily important’ on the time of surgical procedure.

The airline entrepreneur and Mercedes non-executive chairman had been hoping to return to the paddock for the season-opening Australian GP in Melbourne on Mar. 17 as he regularly recuperated from the sophisticated operation.

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