Swedish Grand Prix facts for kids
|Circuit length||4.031 km|
|Race length||282.170 km|
|Number of times held||11|
|First held||1931, First F1-1973|
|Most wins (drivers)|| Jody Scheckter (2)
Niki Lauda (2)
|Most wins (constructors)||Tyrrell (2)|
|Last race (1978):|
|Pole position|| Mario Andretti
|Podium||1. Niki Lauda
2. Riccardo Patrese
3. Ronnie Peterson
|Fastest lap|| Niki Lauda
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.
Winners of the Swedish Grand Prix
Note: the races before 1973 were formally called the Swedish Summer Grand Prix.
|1978||Niki Lauda||Brabham-Alfa Romeo||Anderstorp|
|1949||B. Bira||Maserati||Norra Vram?|
|1933||Antonio Brivio||Alfa Romeo||Norra Vram|
Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.
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