Ronnie Peterson

1944 - 1978

Ronnie Peterson

Bengt Ronnie Peterson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔ̌nːɪ ˈpêtːɛˌʂɔn]; 14 February 1944 – 11 September 1978) was a Swedish racing driver. Known by the nickname 'SuperSwede', he was a two-time runner-up in the Formula One World Drivers' Championship. Peterson began his motor racing career in kart racing, traditionally the discipline where the majority of race drivers begin their careers in open-wheel racing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronnie Peterson has received more than 631,826 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ronnie Peterson ranks 19 out of 782Before him are Clay Regazzoni, Jochen Rindt, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Nelson Piquet, and Gilles Villeneuve. After him are Keke Rosberg, Bruce McLaren, Nigel Mansell, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, and Jacky Ickx.

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Among people born in 1944, Ronnie Peterson ranks 20Before him are Alexander Van der Bellen, Geraldine Chaplin, Joe Frazier, Carlos Alberto Torres, Rem Koolhaas, and Danny Trejo. After him are Robert Kardashian, Ibrahim Rugova, Ulrich Beck, Jairzinho, Sali Berisha, and Sebastião Salgado. Among people deceased in 1978, Ronnie Peterson ranks 22Before him are Anastas Mikoyan, Kurt Student, John Cazale, Harry Martinson, Willy Messerschmitt, and Hasso von Manteuffel. After him are Jim Jones, Harold Lasswell, Houari Boumédiène, Ed Wood, Mohammed Daoud Khan, and Claude François.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ronnie Peterson ranks 81 out of 935Before him are Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Alva Myrdal (1902), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Harry Martinson (1904), and Lennart Johansson (1929). After him are Keke Rosberg (1948), Axel Munthe (1857), Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), Olaus Magnus (1490), and Arvid Carlsson (1923).


Among racing drivers born in Sweden, Ronnie Peterson ranks 1After him are Keke Rosberg (1948), Jo Bonnier (1930), Björn Waldegård (1943), Stig Blomqvist (1946), Ove Andersson (1938), Reine Wisell (1941), Gunnar Nilsson (1948), Stefan Johansson (1956), Conny Andersson (1939), Torsten Palm (1947), and Bertil Roos (1943).

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