Swedish Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Swedish Grand Prix was a round of the Formula One World Championship from 1973 to 1978. It took place at the Scandinavian Raceway in Anderstorp (Gislaved Municipality), about 30 km from Jönköping, in Småland, Sweden.

Swedish Grand Prix
Scandinavian Raceway
Scandinavian Raceway 1978.svg
Race information
Number of times held14
First held1933
Last held1978
Most wins (drivers)South Africa Jody Scheckter (2)       
Austria Niki Lauda (2)
Most wins (constructors)United Kingdom Tyrrell (2)
Circuit length4.031 km
Race length282.170 km
Laps70
Last race (1978)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap
Brabham BT46B at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2001

1978 saw the only race appearance of the Brabham BT46B. This car was also known at the Fan car. This race car had a large fan in the back of the car. Brabham said the fan was for cooling the car. But the fan also pulled air form underneath the car, creating an large amount of downforce. Niki Lauda won the race in the Fan car.

The deaths in 1978 of both Ronnie Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson contributed to dropping the Swedish GP from the world championship. Interest for Formula One in Sweden fell following the death of these two Swedish racers.

WinnersEdit

The races before 1956 were formally called the Swedish Summer Grand Prix.
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Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

Wins Driver Years won
2   Niki Lauda 1975, 1978
  Jody Scheckter 1974, 1976

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

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Wins Constructor Years won
2   Ferrari 1956, 1975
  Tyrrell 1974, 1976
  Maserati 1949, 1957

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

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Wins Manufacturer Years won
3   Ford * 1973, 1974, 1976
2   Alfa Romeo 1933, 1978
  Ferrari 1956, 1975
  Maserati 1949, 1957

* Built by Cosworth

List of winners by yearEdit

 
A map of all the locations of the Swedish Grand Prix

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Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1933   Antonio Brivio Alfa Romeo Norra Vram Report
1934

1948
Not held
1949   B. Bira Maserati Skarpnäck Report
1950

1954
Not held
1955   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes-Benz Kristianstad Report
1956   Phil Hill
  Maurice Trintignant
Ferrari Report
1957   Jean Behra
  Stirling Moss
Maserati Report
1958

1966
Not held
1967   Jackie Stewart Matra-Cosworth Karlskoga Report
1968

1972
Not held
1973   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Anderstorp Report
1974   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Report
1975   Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1976   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Report
1977   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
1978   Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo Report

BroadcastingEdit

United KingdomEdit

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
1978 BBC Two Murray Walker

Other websitesEdit