Gunnar Nilsson

1948 - 1978

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Gunnar Axel Arvid Nilsson (20 November 1948 – 20 October 1978) was a Swedish racing driver. Before entering Formula One, he won the 1975 British Formula 3 Championship. Nilsson entered 32 Formula One Grand Prix races, qualifying for all of them. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnar Nilsson has received more than 133,412 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Gunnar Nilsson is the 150th most popular racing driver (up from 152nd in 2019), the 373rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 362nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Swedish Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Gunnar Nilsson ranks 150 out of 888Before him are Hans Stuck, Giancarlo Baghetti, Luigi Villoresi, Olivier Panis, Ignazio Giunti, and Olivier Gendebien. After him are Louis Rosier, Roy Salvadori, Stefan Bellof, Geki, Robert Kubica, and Richie Ginther.

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Among people born in 1948, Gunnar Nilsson ranks 177Before him are Barbara Hendricks, Friedrich Koncilia, Sam Hui, Mitsuko Uchida, Siim Kallas, and Kemal Monteno. After him are Yuriy Yekhanurov, Ram Baran Yadav, Kristina Lugn, Sho Kosugi, Javier Irureta, and Gerry Adams. Among people deceased in 1978, Gunnar Nilsson ranks 99Before him are Harold Abrahams, Leo Ryan, Jacques Brugnon, Hans Stuck, Pancho Vladigerov, and Mark Robson. After him are Leo Genn, Nancy Spungen, Mstislav Keldysh, Ángel Bossio, Lon L. Fuller, and Max Decugis.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Nilsson ranks 373 out of 1,296Before him are Lennart Carleson (1928), Karl Rudolphi (1771), Erik Ivar Fredholm (1866), Lars Gustafsson (1936), Stefan Persson (1947), and Gustav Trolle (1488). After him are Malena Ernman (1970), Erik Nilsson (1916), Björn Andrésen (1955), Georg Stiernhielm (1598), Sven Nordqvist (1946), and Kristina Lugn (1948).


Among racing drivers born in Sweden, Gunnar Nilsson ranks 8Before him are Ronnie Peterson (1944), Björn Waldegård (1943), Jo Bonnier (1930), Stig Blomqvist (1946), Ove Andersson (1938), and Reine Wisell (1941). After him are Stefan Johansson (1956), Conny Andersson (1939), Torsten Palm (1947), Marcus Ericsson (1990), Kenny Bräck (1966), and Bertil Roos (1943).