Slim Borgudd dead at 76: F1 driver who amazingly toured with Abba dies after battle with illness

FORMER F1 driver and musician Slim Borgudd has died at the age of 76 after a long battle with illness. The racer managed to enjoy a successful career in both music and motorsport. He even toured with ABBA and became a session drummer for the band as he attempted to launch his F1 career. Borgudd would eventually take part in 10 Grand Prix races through the 1981 and 1982 seasons. Before breaking into F1, the Swedish driver raced in lower categories through the 1960s before making it to Formula 3 in 1976. His music career would bring more glamour as he played drums for Swedish jazz-rock bands. I had the pleasure to watch you race at my first British Grand Prix in 1981.

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