1974 Swedish Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 15 in the 1974 Formula One season
Scandinavian Raceway
Scandinavian Raceway
Date 9 June 1974
Location Anderstorp, Sweden
Course Permanent Racing Facility
4.025 km (2.505 mi)
Pole position
Driver France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:24.758[1]
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:27.262[2] on lap 72
Podium
First South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford
Second France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford
Third United Kingdom James Hunt Hesketh-Ford

The 1974 Swedish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Scandinavian Raceway on June 9, 1974.

The race was totally dominated by the two Tyrrell-Cosworth 007s of Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler. Depailler took pole position, however Scheckter beat him by 0.380 sec in the race, to score his first Grand Prix win.

Race summary[edit]

After Monaco,there were some new faces. Brian Redman retired from Formula One, to be replaced by Bertil Roos whilst Reine Wisell took over at March from Hans-Joachim Stuck and Leo Kinnunen made his début.

The two Tyrrells of Depailler and Scheckter sewed up the front row and dominated the race. Ronnie Peterson retired on lap 8 with driveshaft failure, shortly to be followed by Clay Regazzoni with gearbox problems. Niki Lauda and James Hunt had a superb duel for 20 laps before Hunt got past on lap 66 and began slicing into the Tyrrells' lead at 2 seconds a lap. In the end,Scheckter held on to take his first race win by 0.38s and Hesketh gained a superb podium - their first Formula One points. Graham Hill gained his first championship point since 1972 whilst Tom Belsø drove magnificently to 8th place.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 80 1:58:31.391 2 9
2 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 80 + 0.380 1 6
3 24 United Kingdom James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 80 + 3.325 6 4
4 5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 80 + 53.507 9 3
5 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 80 + 1:16.403 8 2
6 26 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lola-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 15 1
7 27 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 18  
8 21 Denmark Tom Belsø Iso Marlboro-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 21  
9 8 Liechtenstein Rikky von Opel Brabham-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 20  
10 10 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 78 Engine 17  
11 28 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 14  
DSQ 22 Australia Vern Schuppan Ensign-Ford 77 Disqualified 26  
Ret 12 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 70 Gearbox 3  
Ret 9 Sweden Reine Wisell March-Ford 59 Suspension 16  
Ret 6 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 56 Suspension 12  
Ret 19 Germany Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 53 Suspension 22  
Ret 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 30 Oil Leak 10  
Ret 2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 27 Engine 7  
Ret 11 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 24 Gearbox 4  
Ret 18 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 15 Handling 24  
Ret 1 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 8 Halfshaft 5  
Ret 23 Finland Leo Kinnunen Surtees-Ford 8 Engine 25  
Ret 33 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 5 Fuel Leak 11  
Ret 14 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 3 Engine 13  
Ret 16 Sweden Bertil Roos Shadow-Ford 2 Gearbox 23  
Ret 15 France Henri Pescarolo BRM 0 Fire 19  
DNS 20 United Kingdom Richard Robarts Iso Marlboro-Ford        

Notes[edit]

  • Vern Schuppan (Ensign-Ford), first reserve, started illegally from 26th place on the grid and completed the race before he was disqualified.
  • This race marked the first victory by a South African driver in a World Championship race.

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 33. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 35. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-15. 


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