Niki Lauda will this weekend sit out a second consecutive grand prix.

Niki Lauda will this weekend sit out a second consecutive grand prix.

The triple world champion could not attend the Melbourne season opener after damaging his hip in a fall whilst walking his dogs.

His replacement as an expert pundit for German television RTL this weekend in Malaysia will be Ralf Schumacher, the veteran of 182 grands prix who last raced for Toyota in 2006.

 

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