Ronnie Peterson in F3 Plessey Trophy

Ronnie Peterson leads Reine WisellRonnie Peterson features in three new pictures that have been uploaded to the Mike Hayward Collection of classic British motor sport images.

The photographs were taken at the Formula 3 Plessey Trophy race which supported the 1969 British Grand Prix, held at Silverstone.

Peterson - who is widely regarded as one of the best drivers never to win the F1 world championship - came third in a a Vicks Scandinavia Tecno 69.

He is pictured here at Copse Corner leading fellow Swede Reine Wisell, who took the fastest lap in a Chevron B15.

Tim Schenken was on pole with his Sports Motors Brabham BT28. Victory in the race went to Alan Rollinson in a Goodwin Racing Chevron B15, beating Tetsu Ikuzawa in Mike Spence’s Lotus 59 by 0.4 seconds. 

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