Wisell’s winning Brabham. In 1967, Reine Wisell won the Swedish Formula 3 Championship driving this Brabham, which had also been campaigned by Picko Troberg in the previous season.
The Brabham was bought by California racing enthusiast Leif Rideout in 2007. Last year it was taken home as a ‘national treasure’ by Johan Birgersson.
The photo shows Leif at Laguna Seca at the famous “Corkscrew.” F1 Weekly would like to thank Leif and photographer Steve Knoll for the image.
Feature Interview. Reine Wisell. Watkins Glen, 1970. The 1967 Swedish F3 Champion makes his F1 debut in grand style, on the podium in third place with Team Lotus.
Passion for motorsports began early for the Motala native. He started in 1962 at the wheel of a Mini Cooper, and moved to F3 in 1966, taking the title the following year.
Colin Chapman requested his services after the death of Jochen Rindt at Monza in 1970, the deal included drive for the full season in 1971. Reine soon realized “Emmo” was Chapman’s boy and for the ’72 season he signed with Louis T Stanley’s BRM team.
Wisell found success and comfort in sports and touring cars, winning at places like Montlhery and Sebring.
Today he splits his time between Sweden and Thailand.
F1 Weekly is pleased to present our feature interview with Reine Wisell on podcast # 590, and would like to thank him for his time and wish him happy and healthy retirement.
— Nasir Hameed