Reine Wisell

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Reine Wisell
Reine Wisell 1970 Nürburgring.JPG
Wisell in 1970
Born(1941-09-30)30 September 1941
Motala, Sweden
Died20 March 2022(2022-03-20) (aged 80)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySwedish
Active years19701974
TeamsLotus, BRM, March inc. non-works
Entries23 (22 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums1
Career points13
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1970 United States Grand Prix
Last entry1974 Swedish Grand Prix

Reine Wisell (30 September 1941 – 20 March 2022) was a Swedish racing driver. He participated in 23 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 4 October 1970. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 13 championship points.

Career[edit]

He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. He won the Swedish Formula Three Championship in 1967 and three years later he made the big step and signed with Team Lotus who were the best team this year.

In the 1970 United States Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, Wisell raced for Lotus who made their return in the championship after Jochen Rindt's death at Monza. Rindt's death caused his teammate John Miles to retire and Wisell replaced him.

His first Grand Prix was the best in his career as he achieved a third-place finish, trailing only his teammate and future champion Emerson Fittipaldi and Pedro Rodríguez and finishing ahead of title contender Jacky Ickx. This result was Wisell's best, as the subsequent years were not at the same high level, and he retired after his home Grand Prix in 1974.

Death[edit]

Wisell died suddenly on 20 March 2022, aged 80, in his Thailand home.[1]

Career results[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1970 Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72C Cosworth V8 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA
3
MEX
NC
16th 4
1971 Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72C Cosworth V8 RSA
4
ESP
NC
MON
Ret
12th 9
Lotus 72D NED
DSQ
FRA
6
GER
8
AUT
4
ITA CAN
5
USA
Ret
Lotus 56B Pratt & Whitney Turbine GBR
NC
1972 Marlboro BRM BRM P153 BRM V12 ARG
Ret
NC 0
BRM P160B RSA ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL FRA
Ret
GBR
BRM P160C GER
Ret
AUT ITA
12
John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72D Cosworth V8 CAN
Ret
USA
10
1973 Team Pierre Robert March 731 Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE
DNS
NC 0
Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher FRA
Ret
GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA
1974 March Engineering March 741 Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE
Ret
NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
1969 Switzerland Scuderia Filipinetti France Henri Greder Chevrolet Corvette C3 GT +2.0 196 DNF DNF
1970 Switzerland Scuderia Filipinetti Sweden Jo Bonnier Ferrari 512S S 5.0 36 DNF DNF
1973 France Équipe Gitanes Belgium Baron Hughes de Fierlandt
France Jean-Louis Lafosse
Lola T282-Ford Cosworth S 3.0 164 DNF DNF
1974 United Kingdom Gulf Research Racing Australia Vern Schuppan Gulf GR7-Cosworth S 3.0 49 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Racinglegendaren Reine Wisell död". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 20 March 2022. Retrieved 20 March 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by Swedish Formula Three Champion
1967
Succeeded by