Björn Waldegård

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Waldegård (right) and co-driver Franz Wurz (left) during the 1984 Austrian Jänner-Rallye

Björn Waldegård (12 November 1943 - 29 August 2014) was a Swedish rally driver who won the inaugural World Rally Championship for drivers in 1979. His Swedish nickname was "Walle".

Waldegård died in Stockholm, Sweden from cancer, aged 70.[1]

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  1. "First WRC champion, Björn Waldegård, dies at the age of 70". Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-08-29.