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Birgit Wetzinger Bioraphy: Former Wife Of Late F1 Racer Niki Lauda

Birgit Wetzinger is an employee of Austrian Airlines who got recognition among media and people as the second wife of the late Niki Lauda, Formula One driver, and aviation entrepreneur. Likewise, the iconic F1 racer was a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion and first-ever champion for popular sport constructors Ferrari and McLaren. 

Age And Height

Birgit Wetzinger was born on March 4th, 1979, in Vienna, Austria. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. As of writing this article, she is 42 years old.

Talking about her education, she holds a degree in Hospitality Management. She is Austrian by nationality, and her ethnicity is Indigenous Austrian. As per religion, she is a Christian.

Wetzinger stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 60 kg.

Marriage And Huband – Proud Mother Of Twins Kid 

Birgit and late Niki Lauda exchanged wedding vows in the year 2008. They welcomed twin kids, a son Max Lauda and a daughter Mia Lauda, in September 2009.

The two first met while she was a co-worker of her husband’s Austrian Airlines business. After a short time, they started dating in 2004. 

Birgit Wetzinger with her late husband, Niki Lauda
Source: The Mirror

Before marrying Wetzinger, Niki was married to Marlene Knaus, with whom he shared two children, Mathias Lauda and Lukas Lauda. They were married from 1976 until 1991.

Furthermore, the late F1 racer also had a son, Christoph Lauda, from his past relationship. 

Net Worth And Salary Details

The 42-year-old celebrity wife is believed to have a six-figure net worth as of 2021. She worked as a flight attendant for her husband’s airlines business.

On the other hand, her late husband, Niki Lauda had an enormous net worth of $200 million at the time of his demise. His F1 racing career was the major part of his significant worth.

He signed a contract with Brabham-Alfa Romeo back in 1978, with a yearly salary of $1 million. He also signed with popular sports brands McLaren, and the deal paid $3 million worth per annum.

Death Of Her Husband Niki Lauda

The iconic F1 racer Niki Lauda was a kidney patient for a long time. At first, his brother tried to donate him a kidney in 1997 but failed due to health issues.

Later, his second wife donated a kidney to him in 2005. However, due to his ill health and undergoing dialysis treatment, he passed away on May 20, 2019.

Sadly, F1 legend died at the age of 70 at the University Hospital of Zurich.

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