Italian Job II by Colin Carter

Ronnie Peterson, Lotus 72 1973, Italian Grand Prix. Ronnie Peterson made his debut with the March team in 1970 and, in only his second season, he gained five second places and was runner-up to 1971 world champion Jackie Stewart. It was not until 1973, when he joined Lotus, that he gained his first victory at the French Grand Prix, followed by victories at the Austrian, Italian and U.S. Grand Prix, acheiving third place in the world championship. After another spell with March, and then Tyrell, he rejoined Lotus in 1978, but suffered fatal injuries after a crash at the start of the Italian Grand Prix, robbing motor racing of one of its fastest and most popular drivers.

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