A law student at Copenhagen University, when he began taking photographs at Formula 1 races, he established the Grand Prix Photo company after he graduated in 1982 and has since attended more than 670 Grands Prix.
Today, he not only takes photographs but also writes and commentates. His company covers every Grand Prix and, with contacts all over the world, can supply photos from almost any motor race. In addition to current photography, the Grand Prix Photo archive is one of the biggest in the world, Nygaard having acquired the work of a number of F1 photographers, notably Italian photo-journalist Giancarlo Cevenini and France’s Dominique Leroy, plus a portion of Nigel Snowdon’s collection. Grand Prix Photo has more than 25,000 photographs on its website and millions more in its offices, which are decorated with a Tyrrell 021, which Peter acquired from Ken Tyrrell.
His newsletter "Formel 1 bag kulisserne" (Formula 1 behind the scenes) is a must-read if you speak Danish.
Peter is an honorary member of Fundacion Juan Manuel Fangio and was a member of the FIA Media Working Group.