Former Formula One star Reine Wisell has died, his family has confirmed to TT. Let’s see who is Reine Wisell and what was Reine Wisell’s Cause of death.
Who was Reine Wisell?
Reine Wisell was a Swedish race car driver. He raced in 23 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix after making his debut on October 4, 1970. He finished on the podium once and earned 13 championship points.
Reine Wisell Cause of death
Wisell died suddenly on Sunday morning at the age of 80.
“We in the immediate family mourn his passing but at the same time rejoice in the fantastic life he has lived. We ask you to respect our time of grief and give us the space needed in the time to come,” the family wrote in an email.
Reine Wisell belonged to the same generation of drivers as Ronnie Peterson and the two had hot dust in the class under Formula 1 before their careers went on. Reine Wisell debuted in Formula 1 in 1970 and took third place in Watkins Glen the same year. In the 1971 season, he finished twelfth in the drivers’ championship. He continued to compete in Formula 1 until 1974.
Reine Wisell Career
He also raced in a few non-championship Formula One races. In 1967, he won the Swedish Formula 3 Championship, and three years later, he took the next step and signed with Squad Lotus, the top team this year.
Wisell raced for Lotus in the 1970 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, as the team returned to the championship after Jochen Rindt’s death at Monza. Rindt’s death forced teammate John Miles to resign, and Wisell took his position.
His maiden Grand Prix resulted in a third-place finish, trailing only his colleague and eventual champion Emerson Fittipaldi and Pedro Rodrguez and finishing ahead of championship candidate Jacky Ickx. This was Wisell’s greatest finish since the years that followed were not kind to him, and he retired after his home Grand Prix in 1974. This was originally published in Medicotopics.
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