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Another flying Swede gone way too soon

He wasn't as flamboyant behind the wheel of a racing car as his countryman Ronnie Peterson, but Gunnar Nilsson, who sadly left us on this day in 1978, was surely a man endowed with talent. After a successful career in the junior ranks, Nilsson made his F1 debut with Lotus in 1976, a year in which he scored a couple of podium finishes. His day of glory came in the following season, at a rain-soaked Belgian GP at Zolder. The Swede crucially gained an upper hand over his rivals thanks to a well-timed early pit stop while others failed to read the changing conditions. From 13th Nilsson batted his way to the front, taking command of the 70-lap race on lap 50 to lead home Niki Lauda's Ferrari...
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