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Ronnie Peterson - Monza

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Came across this article about Ronnie Peterson - a great driver and nice bloke from an era when, if things went wrong, you paid the ultimate price.

I wonder... in this article is mention of Hunt pulling him from his burning car (as other drivers did for others at that time in motosport), will that camraderie ever show itself again?

Enjoy :)

[source: http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2008/9/8354.html]

Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Ronnie Peterson. An archetypal racer,

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Came across this article about Ronnie Peterson - a great driver and nice bloke from an era when, if things went wrong, you paid the ultimate price.

I wonder... in this article is mention of Hunt pulling him from his burning car (as other drivers did for others at that time in motosport), will that camraderie ever show itself again?

Enjoy :)

[source: http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2008/9/8354.html]

read about him b4, he was very fast

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It was 1978...a friend of mine told me about the news of Peterson's passing when I was having lunch at the dorm. As always, that sort of news made me pause and think for awhile. The memories of watching him in the six-wheeled Tyrrell at Mosport Park in the Canadian GP came to mind. Struggling with the oversteer at Moss Corner and watching him maneuver the wheel with his typical opposite-lock driving style was a delight. Unfortunately, like Andretti, he didn't make it to the end of the race. The accident at Monza, which was incorrectly blamed on Patrese (scapegoat), was another one of those 'racing' incidents. A tenth-of-a-second split-decision could have made the difference in the writing of this memoir or celebrating the accomplishments of one of the sports' greatest drivers. The same thing goes for my all-time favorite F1 pilot...GILLES VILLENEUVE.

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The FIA blamed Patrese while it was clearly a starter fault: he started the rae too soon while tj¿he backmakers were still moving to reach grid position. Thus the chicane was a deadly bottleneck.

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