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Ericsson: Peterson death a big blow

– Marcus Ericsson reckons the death of Ronnie Peterson in 1978 is one of the reasons why there have been so few Swedish Formula 1 drivers in recent decades, describing his accident as a "big blow" for the nation. The 23-year-old, who is partnering Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham this season, will represent the Scandinavian country in Formula 1 for the first time since 1991, when Stefan Johansson retired from the sport. When asked by GPUpdate.net what has prevented more Swedish talents from rising to the the top echelon, Ericsson said: "That's a good question. I think that we had a lot of good drivers with big talent. "I think that it even goes back to when Ronnie...
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