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Ronnie Peterson's final Grand Prix triumph

On this day back in 1978, the great Ronnie Peterson achieved his last Grand Prix win, mastering his Lotus 79 in a rain-soaked Austrian Grand Prix at Zeltweg. With Lotus team mate and championship leader Mario Andretti putting himself out of contention on the opening lap, the race was Peterson's to lose. Which of course was never going to happen. Tragically, less than a month later at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Ronnie succumbed to injuries sustained in a fiery crash at the start of the race. Gone but never forgotten... Austrian Grand Prix Imagess Look back Ronnie Peterson
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