Max Lauda and Mia Lauda are twins of the legendary formula one driver, late Niki Lauda. They were born to his second wife, Birgit Wetzinger, in 2009.
Max and Mia were born to Niki’s second marriage to wife Birgit Wetzinger. The twins have three other half-siblings from their father’s earlier marriage and an extramarital affair. Niki had begotten two children with his ex-wife Marlene Knaus, namely; Lukas Lauda and Mathias Lauda. Niki also had a son, Christoph Lauda, through an affair.
Max and Mia’s half brother, Mathias is currently a Formula 1 racer, with brother Lukas as his manager. And Christoph is an entrepreneur.
Max and Mia’s Parents First Met At Niki’s Airline Flyniki
The very familiar name not just in the racing industry, but also to those who have caught few snippets of the formula one world, know who the legendary Niki Lauda is. Mr. Lauda married Birgit Wetzinger in the year 2008. Birgit Wetzinger is Niki’s second wife. Birgit Wetzinger worked as an employee on Niki’s airline Flyniki. They had been dating for some eight months in 2005.
That same year, Niki was in dire need of a kidney transplant, after the kidney which Niki’s brother had given to him in 1997 failed. Birgit, his then-girlfriend, came forth and willingly gave one of her Kidneys to save the life of the man she loved. Niki, later in an interview, said that he owed his life to her.
After four years of being in a relationship, the couple tied the knot on August 25, 2008. The wedding ceremony reportedly lasted for 4 minutes. Though the vast age difference of nearly 30 years, the couple shared a beautiful relation. A year after the couple exchanged vows, they became parents to beautiful twins, son Max Lauda, and daughter, Mia Lauda on 2009.
Niki makes sure that his children, Mia and Max, aren’t exposed to the public scrutiny so that they can live a normal life like any other children of their age. At times when the family was caught by the Paparazzi out in the open, father Niki made sure that the faces of his children were blurred and undiscernable.
The twins are nearly ten years now. Just when Max and Mia were entering into teenagehood, they had to face the tragedy of their father’s death. Niki Lauda passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019. The whole world mourns the death of a legend. We pray God gives enough strength to the bereaved family.
Niki Lauda’s Children Name Meaning
Max is a Latin name, which means excellent. Mia is popularly associated with Italian word mia, meaning mine.