Swedish Grand Prix
|Circuit length||4.018 km|
|Race length||282.170 km|
|Lap record (qualifying)||1:22.058 (1978) |
|Lap record (race)||1:24.836 (1978) |
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.
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.
Multiple winners (drivers)[change | change source]
|2||Jody Scheckter||1974, 1976|
|Niki Lauda||1975, 1978|
Multiple winners (constructors)[change | change source]
By year[change | change source]
|1973||Hitachi Sveriges Grand Prix||Denny Hulme||McLaren-Ford Cosworth||Scandinavian Raceway|
|1974||Texaco Sveriges Grand Prix||Jody Scheckter||Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth||Scandinavian Raceway|
|1975||Polar Caravans Sveriges Grand Prix||Niki Lauda||Ferrari||Scandinavian Raceway|
|1976||Gislaved Sveriges Grand Prix||Jody Scheckter||Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth||Scandinavian Raceway|
|1977||Gislaved Sveriges Grand Prix||Jacques Laffite||Ligier-Matra||Scandinavian Raceway|
|1978||Sveriges Grand Prix||Niki Lauda||Brabham-Alfa Romeo||Scandinavian Raceway|