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James Hunt, Tony Brise and Ronnie Peterson Italian GP, Monza, 7 September 1975

James Hunt, Tony Brise and Ronnie Peterson Italian GP, Monza, 7 September 1975

Gilles Villeneuve & Jacques Villeneuve talking with Jacques Laffite

Gilles Villeneuve con suo figlio Jacques Villeneuve e Jacques Laffite

"He who is brave, is free" - Seneca

Gilles Villeneuve

Gilles Villeneuve was and still is one of the most iconic drivers in the history of Formula 1 who became even more popular after his fatal crash in

Gunnar Nilsson – winner of the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix. Nilsson died of cancer in 1978 not long after fellow Swede Ronnie Peterson was tragically killed at Monza

Formula 1 photo: Gunnar Nilsson celebrates his only grand prix win alongside Niki Lauda, Belgian Grand Prix, Zolder, June 1977

Ronnie Peterson, Sept. 11, 1978, the world of F1 was in shock when it was announced the popular Swede had died as a result of complications following his accident during the first corner pile-up at the start of the previous day's Italian Grand Prix. There had been a chain-reaction that launched his Lotus into the barriers, tearing it in half before it burst into flames. Hunt braved the flames to drag Peterson clear. It took 20 min. for medical aid to come as he lay on the track with broken…

Ronnie Peterson, Sept. 11, 1978, the world of F1 was in shock when it was announced the popular Swede had died as a result of complications following his accident during the first corner pile-up at the start of the previous day's Italian Grand Prix. There had been a chain-reaction that launched his Lotus into the barriers, tearing it in half before it burst into flames. Hunt braved the flames to drag Peterson clear. It took 20 min. for medical aid to come as he lay on the track with broken…

Ronnie Peterson, 1944-1978. Swedish racecar driver, died on the track at age 34.

Ronnie Perterson - The sone of a baker and a true speed demon, Peterson was nicknames "Super Swede." Ronnie's racing mission was to annihilate the competition. His fans loved him for that.

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