Ronnie Peterson

Ronnie Peterson was a Swedish F1 driver who raced in the Formula 1 World Championship between 1970 and 1978. He won 10 Grands Prix and claimed 14 pole positions during his career and in 1971 and 1978 he finished runner-up in the Drivers World Championship. Along with Jo Bonnier and Gunnar Nilsson, he is the only racing driver from Sweden to have won a Formula 1 race. Peterson was the only Swedish racing driver to win a Grand Prix He tragically died from injuries sustained in an accident at the start of the 1978 Italian Grand Prix.