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Ove Andersson, the former rally driver, Toyota Team Europe and Toyota Formula One team principal, died on Wednesday in a car crash in South Africa. He was 70.

Andersson, from Sweden, was participating in the Milligan Vintage Trial rally and crashed head-on with another car as he turned a corner.

The accident occurred outside Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. The Milligan Vintage Trial is a rally for classic, pre-1960 cars.

During his rally career in the 1970s, Andersson won the Monte Carlo Rally, Rally Sanremo, Osterreichische Alpenfahrt, Acropolis Rally, Safari Rally and gained seven podium places in the World Rally Championships.

He helped build the Toyota Team Europe from his own Andersson Motorsport squad and became the first head of Toyota's Formula One team in 2002.

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