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Niki Lauda's funeral: Lewis Hamilton and F1 greats join thousands of mourners in Vienna - in pictures

Alain Prost and Nico Rosberg among other past Formula One world champions to pay their respects to the Austrian

Lewis Hamilton, Alain Prost, actor Daniel Bruhl and Arnold Schwarzenegger were among those to pay their respects at the funeral for three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda on Wednesday in Vienna.

Lauda, best remembered for his astonishing comeback from a fiery crash at the Nurburgring in 1976 that left him badly burned, died last week at the age of 70.

He had still been heavily involved in F1 up until his death, being the non-executive chairman of Mercedes-GP, and Hamilton and the team had dedicated Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix win to him.

Lauda's life had been made into a film Rush, which documented his rivalry with British driver James Hunt, and Bruhl, the actor who played the Austrian, was in Vienna.

Thousands of spectators also braved heavy rain to queue up and be able to file past the casket and pay their own respects to Austria's most successful F1 driver.

Updated: May 29, 2019 07:40 PM

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