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Jo Bonnier: A true gentleman racer

Sweden's Jo Bonnier who was born on this day in 1930 enjoyed a career in Formula 1 that started in 1958 and spanned over a decade. While Bonnier only won a single Grand Prix - with BRM at Zandvoort in 1959 - during his time among motorsport's elite, he was anything but a journeyman. He was however a gentleman-racer as measured by such a stature's true standards: worldly and refined off the track, fair and sportsmanlike on it. Perhaps his greatest contribution to the sport was heading the GPDA's endless campaign for safety in the 1960s. Tragically, Bonnier fell victim to the perils of the sport when he was killed at Le Mans in 1972. In the picture here-above, Jo is seen being wheeled out...
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