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Driver

Ronnie Peterson

 
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Details
Full NameBengt Ronnie Peterson
Date of BirthMonday 14 February 1944
Date of DeathMonday 11 September 1978 (at 1978 Italian GP)
Age of Death34 years, 6 months, 25 days
Born
Írebro
Sweden
F1 Career
Active Years1970–1978
Races Contested123
Average ClassificationMedian: 5, Mean: 6.07 (Standard deviation: 4.28)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 8, Mean: 8.40 (Standard deviation: 5.58)
Fastest Laps9
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 7, Mean: 8.64 (Standard deviation: 6.27)
Races Led28
Laps Led707
Race Distance Led3313 km
Debut1970 Monaco GP
Maiden Win1973 French GP
Last Race1978 Italian GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1970 – not classified
1971 – 2nd 
(33 points)
1972 – 9th 
(12 points)
1973 – 3rd 
(52 points)
1974 – 5th 
(35 points)
1975 – 13th 
(6 points)
1976 – 11th 
(10 points)
1977 – 14th 
(7 points)
1978 – 2nd 
(51 points)
Constructors' Championship
1970 – not classified
1971 – 4th ( March / Ford
(scored 31 of 33 points, 94%)
1972 – 6th ( March / Ford
(scored 12 of 15 points, 80%)
1973 – 1st ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 48 of 92 points, 52%)
1974 – 4th ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 34 of 42 points, 81%)
1975 – 7th ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 6 of 9 points, 67%)
1976 – 7th ( March / Ford
(scored 10 of 19 points, 53%)
1977 – 6th ( Tyrrell / Ford
(scored 7 of 27 points, 26%)
1978 – 1st ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 22 of 86 points, 26%)
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At Retirement1. Most Poles in a Season (9) – set at 1973 United States GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (2) – set at 1970 Italian GP,
2. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season (2) – set at 1971 South African GP,
3. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1973 Dutch GP,
4. Most Poles in a Season (8) – set at 1973 Canadian GP,
5. Most Poles in a Season (9) – set at 1973 United States GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
 Andrea de Adamich
7
1971
 Alex Soler-Roig
5
1971
 Nanni Galli
9
1971
 Niki Lauda
12
1971–1972
 Mike Beuttler
1
1971
 Emerson Fittipaldi
15
1973
 Jacky Ickx
24
1974–1975
 Tim Schenken
1
1974
 Jim Crawford
2
1975
 Brian Henton
3
1975
 John Watson
1
1975
 Mario Andretti
15
1976, 1978
 Hans-Joachim Stuck
1
1976
 Patrick Depailler
17
1977
Team RacesYears
Antique Automobiles / Colin Crabbe Racing
9
1970
March
37
1971–1972, 1976
Lotus
59
1973–1976, 1978
Theodore
1
1976
Tyrrell
17
1977
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
March
47
1970–1972, 1976
Lotus
59
1973–1976, 1978
Tyrrell
17
1977
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
122
1970–1978
Alfa Romeo
1
1971
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
112
1970, 1972–1978
Firestone
11
1971
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Shell
20
1970–1971
STP
9
1972
Fina
3
1972
Texaco
15
1973
Duckhams
30
1974–1976
Elf
17
1977
Valvoline
14
1978
EntrantRacesYears
Antique Automobiles Racing Team
2
1970
Colin Crabbe Racing
7
1970
STP March Racing Team
23
1971–1972
John Player Team Lotus
59
1973–1976, 1978
March Engineering
14
1976
Theodore Racing
1
1976
Elf Team Tyrrell
17
1977
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Robin Herd
47
1970–1972, 1976
Peter Wright
23
1970, 1978
Geoff Ferris
11
1971
Frank Costin
11
1971
Colin Chapman
59
1973–1976, 1978
Maurice Philippe
40
1973–1975
Ralph Bellamy
48
1973–1975, 1978
Geoff Aldridge
8
1976, 1978
Martin Ogilvie
15
1976, 1978
Derek Gardner
17
1977
Car ModelRacesYears
March 701
9
1970
March 711
11
1971
March 721
2
1972
March 721X
3
1972
March 721G
7
1972
Lotus 72D
3
1973
Lotus 72E
37
1973–1975
Lotus 76
4
1974
Lotus 77
1
1976
March 761
15
1976
Tyrrell P34
17
1977
Lotus 78
7
1978
Lotus 79
7
1978
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 23
1
1970
Car 14
2
1970, 1972
Car 22
2
1970
Car 18
3
1970–1971
Car 27
1
1970
Car 52
1
1970
Car 26
1
1970
Car 29
1
1970
Car 7
1
1971
Car 17
4
1971
Car 16
1
1971
Car 15
1
1971
Car 25
3
1971–1972
Car 3
20
1972, 1977
Car 2
15
1972–1973
Car 11
1
1972
Car 12
1
1972
Car 10
16
1972, 1976
Car 5
16
1972, 1975–1976
Car 19
1
1972
Car 4
2
1972–1973
Car 1
15
1974
Car 6
14
1978
Team SponsorRacesYears
STP
23
1971–1972
John Player Special
59
1973–1976, 1978
Texaco
15
1973
Champion
15
1974
Duckhams
43
1974–1976
Goodyear
44
1974, 1976, 1978
Elf
17
1977
First National City
17
1977
NGK
14
1978
Olympus
14
1978
Valvoline
14
1978

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