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Ronnie Peterson, F1 driver


14 February 1944
11 September 1978 (34)
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Ricardo Rodríguez (14 February 1942)

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10 (8.1%)
26 (21.1%)
14 (11.4%)
0 (0%)
206 (1.7 points per race avg)
52 (42.3%)
1970 Monaco Grand Prix
1978 Italian Grand Prix
1973 French Grand Prix
1978 Austrian Grand Prix


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about Ronnie Peterson

Bengt Ronnie Peterson (Swedish pronunciation: [?r?ni ?p?t???on]; 14 February 1944 – 11 September 1978) was a Swedish racing driver. Known by the nickname 'SuperSwede', he was a two-time runner-up in the FIA Formula One World Drivers' Championship.

Peterson began his motor racing career in kart racing, traditionally the discipline where the majority of race drivers begin their careers in open-wheel racing. After winning a number of karting titles, including two Swedish titles in 1963 and 1964, he moved on to Formula Three, where he won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race for the 1969 Grand Prix. Later that year he won the FIA European Formula 3 Championship and moved up into Formula One, racing for the March factory team. In his three-year spell with the team, he took six podiums, most of which were scored during the 1971 Formula One season in which he also finished as runner-up in the Drivers' Championship.

After seeing out his three-year contract at March, Peterson joined Colin Chapman's Team Lotus in the 1973 season, partnering defending champion Emerson Fittipaldi. During his first two seasons with Lotus, Peterson took seven victories, scoring a career-best 52 points in 1973. After a poor 1975 season, Peterson moved back to March and scored his final victory for the team at the 1976 Italian Grand Prix. After spending the 1977 season with Tyrrell, he moved back to Lotus for the 1978 season as "number two" driver to Mario Andretti. Peterson scored two wins, at the South African and Austrian Grand Prix races, and would finish second in the Drivers' Championship standings despite his fatal first-lap accident at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix.

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1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978,

finishing positions

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teams & teammates Ronnie Peterson

season teammate
1970 Jackie Stewart
Jo Siffert
Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Mario Andretti
Chris Amon
François Cevert
Hubert Hahne
March compare 1970
1971 Henri Pescarolo
John Love
Alex Soler-Roig
Skip Barber
François Mazet
Max Jean
Nanni Galli
Mike Beuttler
Niki Lauda
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Andrea de Adamich
March-Ford compare 1971
1972 Henri Pescarolo
Niki Lauda
Rolf Stommelen
Carlos Pace
Mike Beuttler
Skip Barber
March compare 1972
1973 Emerson Fittipaldi
Dave Charlton
Team Lotus compare 1973
1974 Jacky Ickx
Ian Scheckter
Paddy Driver
Tim Schenken
Team Lotus compare 1974
1975 Jacky Ickx
Guy Tunmer
Eddie Keizan
Brian Henton
Jim Crawford
John Watson
Team Lotus compare 1975
1976 Mario Andretti
Bob Evans
Gunnar Nilsson
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Lella Lombardi
Vittorio Brambilla
Arturo Merzario
Team Lotus compare 1976
1977 Patrick Depailler
Kunimitsu Takahashi
Tyrrell compare 1977
1978 Mario Andretti
Hector Rebaque
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Team Lotus compare 1978


The Swedish driver, who won 10 Formula 1 races before dying after a startline crash at the 1978 Italian Grand Prix, is buried in the Almby cemetery in his home town of Orebro.
Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda said the attack happened late on Sunday night, with the vandals attacking random graves rather than specifically targetting Peterson's
Church leader Brita Wennsten told the ...

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