Jo Bonnier was born on this day in 1930. The Swede's career in Formula 1 spanned over a decade, starting in 1958. While never winning a Grand Prix, Bonnier wasn't exactly a journeyman either.
Perhaps his greatest contribution to the sport was heading the GPDA's endless campaign for safety in the 1960s. Tragically, Bonnier fell victim to the perils of the sport when he was killed at Le Mans in 1972.
Jo is seen here at the wheel of his Rob Walker Racing Brabham BT11 in 1964, sitting on the grid of the Austrian Grand Prix held back then at the old Zeltweg airfield track.