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Reine Wisell

Reine Wisell. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Reine Wisell. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Reine Wissell, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, 9th July 2011. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2011. Used with permission.

Reine Wissell, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, 9th July 2011. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2011. Used with permission.

Born:

30 Sep 1941
Motala, nr. Linkoping

Nationality:

Sweden

Grands Prix:

22 (1970-1974)

F2 starts:

20 (1970-1974)

Still returns to many historic events, but is also a teacher of advanced driving techniques, as well as an advisor and manager to young Swedish drivers. Reine was one of Ronnie Peterson's strongest rivals for many years before his compatriot's career really took off. Wisell started racing back in 1962 in his nation's touring car championship in Ford Anglia and Mini Cooper cars. He won the 1967 Swedish Formula 3 championship and then went on to race in an array of events; Formula 2 and Formula 1, but also European Formula 5000, touring cars, sportscars and latterly the European GT Championship, before retiring in 1976. Now has a base in Thailand.

Biography last updated 13 Mar 2016