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Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish Grand Prix
Scandinavian Raceway
Scandinavian Raceway.svg
Race information
Laps 70
Circuit length 4.031 km
Race length 282.170 km
Number of times held 11
First held 1931, First F1-1973
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
Podium 1. Austria Niki Lauda
Brabham-Alfa Romeo
2. Italy Riccardo Patrese
3. Sweden Ronnie Peterson
Fastest lap Austria Niki Lauda
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.

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 of the Swedish Grand Prix

Note: the races before 1973 were formally called the Swedish Summer Grand Prix.

Year Driver Constructor Location
1978 Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo Anderstorp
1977 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Anderstorp
1976 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Anderstorp
1975 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Anderstorp
1974 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Anderstorp
1973 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Anderstorp
Not held
1949 Thailand B. Bira Maserati Norra Vram?
Not held
1933 Italy 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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