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Gunnar Nilsson

Nation:

Sweden

Birth - deceased: November 20, 1948 – October 20, 1978
Place of birth:Helsingborg
Place deceased:London
World Championships: 0
Grand Prix entered:31
Wins: 1
Poles:
Podiums: 4
Fastest laps:
Points: 31
First Race:1976 South African Grand Prix, Lotus
Last Race:1977 Japanese Grand Prix, Lotus
YearTeam
1977Lotus
1976Lotus

Gunnar Nilsson is a former F1 driver (November 20, 1948 in Helsingborg – October 20, 1978 in London) and was a well known and talented Swedish racing driver. He won the 1975 British Formula Three Championship.

Nilsson entered 32 Formula One Grand Prix races, qualifying for all of them. He won once, at the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix. For 1978, he signed for Arrows, but was never well enough to drive the car.

He died of testicular cancer and after his death, his mother Elisabeth Nilsson created the Gunnar Nilsson's Cancer Foundation

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2006 02:47
 

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