Swedish Grand Prix

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Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish Grand Prix
Scandinavian Raceway
Scandinavian Raceway.svg
Track information
Laps 70
Circuit length 4.018 km
Race length 282.170 km
Lap record (qualifying) 1:22.058 (1978)
United States Mario Andretti
United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth
Lap record (race) 1:24.836 (1978)
Austria Niki Lauda
United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo

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]

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

Multiple winners (constructors)[change | change source]

Wins Constructor Years won
2 United Kingdom Tyrrell 1974, 1976

By year[change | change source]

Year Race title Driver Constructor Track
1973 Hitachi Sveriges Grand Prix New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth Scandinavian Raceway
1974 Texaco Sveriges Grand Prix South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth Scandinavian Raceway
1975 Polar Caravans Sveriges Grand Prix Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Scandinavian Raceway
1976 Gislaved Sveriges Grand Prix South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth Scandinavian Raceway
1977 Gislaved Sveriges Grand Prix France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Matra Scandinavian Raceway
1978 Sveriges Grand Prix Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo Scandinavian Raceway