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Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish Grand Prix
Scandinavian Raceway
Scandinavian Raceway 1978.svg
Race information
Laps 70
Circuit length 4.031 km
Race length 282.170 km
Number of times held 14
First held 1933
Last held 1978
Most wins (drivers) South Africa Jody Scheckter (2)       
Austria Niki Lauda (2)
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom Tyrrell (2)
Last race (1978):
Pole position United States Mario Andretti
Lotus-Ford
1:22.058
Podium 1. Austria N. Lauda
Brabham-Alfa Romeo
1:41:00.606
2. Italy R. Patrese
Arrows-Ford
+34.019
3. Sweden R. Peterson
Lotus-Ford
+34.105
Fastest lap Austria Niki Lauda
Brabham-Alfa Romeo
1:24.836

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.

2001 Goodwood Festival of Speed Brabham BT46B Fan car
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.

Winners

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

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

Repeat winners (constructors)

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

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)

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

* Built by Cosworth

List of winners by year

Swedish Grand Prix locations fix
A map of all the locations of the Swedish Grand Prix

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

1948
Not held
1949 Thailand B. Bira Maserati Skarpnäck Report
1950

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

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

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

Broadcasting

United Kingdom

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

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