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 Ronnie Peterson

Ronnie Peterson

Birth
Almby, Örebro kommun, Örebro län, Sweden
Death 11 Sep 1978 (aged 34)
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Örebro, Örebro kommun, Örebro län, Sweden
Memorial ID 8414 · View Source
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Race Car Driver. Born in Almby, Sweden, he was a world class driver of Formula One race cars. He began his career driving to a 1969 Formula Three Championship and winning the European Formula Two Championship in 1971. His first Formula One win was at the French Grand Prix in 1973, driving a Lotus model 72. From 1973 to 1978, in 123 Grand Prix races, he won nine more Grand Prix races at Monaco, Italy, Austria and the United States. During the 1978 Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy, he died at age 34 due to injuries suffered after his Lotus went into the barriers and crashed.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8414
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronnie Peterson (14 Feb 1944–11 Sep 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8414, citing Almby kyrkogård, Örebro, Örebro kommun, Örebro län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .