Ronnie Peterson's greatest drives
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Ronnie Peterson's greatest drives

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This week is the 40th anniversary of the tragic death of Ronnie Peterson, one of the most spectacular protagonists of an epic era of Formula 1. We pay tribute with a look back at his finest moments

Forty years ago this week Formula 1 lost one of its most exciting talents when Ronnie Peterson died following a crash in the Italian Grand Prix.

The Swede won 10 grands prix from his 123 world championship F1 starts, but his status in the pantheon of F1 greats far exceeds these relatively modest statistics.

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