Ronnie Petersen: Great Autograph. STP March print with a photo of the famous racing star and a small portrait are on this card. It has been hand-signed by Petersen. The Autograph comes woth a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 8,4 x 3,8 inches. Very fine condition.
Bengt Ronnie Peterson, (1944 - 1978) was a Swedish racing driver.
After winning a number of karting titles, including two Swedish titles in 1963 and 1964, the Swede moved onto Formula Three where he won the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race for the 1969 Grand Prix. Later that year he won the European Formula Three Championship and moved up into Formula One, racing for the March factory team. In his three year spell with the team, he took four podiums, all scored in 1971, and also finished runner-up in the Drivers' Championship that year as well.
After seeing out his three year contract at March, Peterson joined Colin Chapman's Lotus squad in 1973, partnering defending champion Emerson Fittipaldi. During his first two seasons with Lotus, the Swede took seven victories and scoring a career best 52 points in 1973. After a poor 1975 season, Peterson moved back to March and scored his final victory for the team at the Italian Grand Prix. After spending 1977 with Tyrrell, the Swede moved back to Lotus as a "number two" driver to Mario Andretti. Peterson still took two wins, at Kyalami and the Österreichring, but died from injuries received in a first lap collision at the Italian Grand Prix.
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