|Peterson and Lotus F1 teammate Mario Andretti in 1978|
According to Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda the grave of former grand prix winner Ronnie Peterson was vandalized Sunday night.
Vandals randomly wrecked a number of tombstones at a cemetery in Sweden last weekend, but did not target Peterson’s in particular.
The Swedish driver, who won 10 Formula 1 races before dying after a startline crash at the 1978 Italian Grand Prix, is buried in the Almby cemetery in his home town of Orebro.
Church leader Brita Wennsten told the newspaper: "It's just shameful. It had nothing to do with Peterson specifically. Everything indicates that the perpetrators acted indiscriminately."