Ronnie Peterson

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Birthday
14, 1944
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Sep 11, 1978 (34)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1944
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Sep 11, 1978 (34)

About

Late Swedish race car driver who won a total of ten Grand Prix races during his career. He died in an accident at the 1978 Italian Grand Prix.

Before Fame

He was a kart racer before competing in Formula Three.

Trivia

A statue of him was erected in his honor at Orebro, Sweden.

Family Life

His daughter, Nina Kennedy, opened the Ronnie Peterson Museum in 2008.

Associated With

He was teammates with famed Italian driver Mario Andretti, who won the race Peterson died in.