Joakim Bonnier Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Stockholm, Sweden
Died in Le Mans, France  (auto race crash)

Mini Bio (1)

Joakim (Jo) Bonnier was the first great racing driver from Sweden. He started out as an ice racer in Sweden, before driving on dry race tracks. He started his Grand Prix career in 1956 and sustained a pretty good job as a race driver for three decades, winning the 1959 Dutch Grand Prix and several sportscar races. Bonnier was killed at Le Mans, France, in 1972 when his Lola collided with a Ferrari. The collision launched him over the barriers into the trees.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson

Spouse (1)

Marianne Ankarcrona (2 April 1960 - 11 June 1972) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (2)

Won the 1959 Dutch Grand Prix, and also took the pole in that race.
Bonnier was the first Swedish Formula 1 driver, and also the first Swede to win a F1 race.

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