1975 Swedish Grand Prix

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Sweden  1975 Swedish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 14 in the 1975 Formula One season
Scandinavian Raceway.svg
Date 8 June 1975
Location Scandinavian Raceway, Anderstorp
Course
4.025 km (2.501 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 322.0 km (200.1 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford
Time 1:24.630[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari
Time 1:28.267[2] on lap 61
Podium
First Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari
Second Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford
Third Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari

The 1975 Swedish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Scandinavian Raceway at Anderstorp on June 8, 1975. It was the sixth Swedish Grand Prix after it was first held as the Swedish Summer Grand Prix in 1933, and the third to be held at Scandinavian Raceway. It was held over 80 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 322 kilometres.

The race was won by Austrian driver Niki Lauda driving Ferrari 312T. He took a six-second victory over the Brabham BT44B of Argentinian racer Carlos Reutemann. Lauda's Ferrari team mate, Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni finished third. It was Lauda's third consecutive win of the season after the Monaco and Belgian Grands Prix. The win strengthened his lead in the championship to ten points with Reutemann moving past Emerson Fittipaldi into second place.

Race report[edit]

Qualifying resulted in pole position for Vittorio Brambilla in his March, while Lauda qualified fifth fastest and his teammate Clay Regazzoni 11th. In the race Brambilla took the lead, but by lap 16 he was overtaken by Carlos Reutemann's Brabham and eventually had to retire with a blistered front tyre. Tom Pryce had to pit early due to throttle slides being clogged by sand, whilst Patrick Depailler suffered a brake line leak. Hunt retired on lap 22 with a brake-pipe leak, promoting Regazzoni and Mario Andretti. Poor Jean-Pierre Jarier lost second place to failing oil pressure on lap 38. Young Tony Brise was showing little respect for his elders, overtaking Mark Donohue and Ronnie Peterson and then challenging championship leader Emerson Fittipaldi. The battle which ensued slowed them up and John Watson in the Surtees had soon climbed up behind them. Meanwhile, Lauda was steadily progressing through the field and on lap 42 he was second. He put a series of fastest laps, benefiting from a harder tyre compound, closed on Reutemann and overtook him to win the Grand Prix by 6 seconds. Reutemann finished second with Regazzoni, in the other Ferrari 312T, third. Brise had his gearbox jammed in fourth and surrendered to Donohue, but on his third Grand Prix gained his first World Championship point and Graham Hill's first as a constructor. It would prove the only point of Brise's promising but brief F1 career. Fittipaldi suffered braking problems and was passed by Jody Scheckter at the race end to finish in eighth.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 80 1:59:18.319 5 9
2 7 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 80 + 6.288 4 6
3 11 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 80 + 29.095 12 4
4 27 United States Mario Andretti Parnelli-Ford 80 + 44.380 15 3
5 28 United States Mark Donohue Penske-Ford 80 + 1:30.763 16 2
6 23 United Kingdom Tony Brise Hill-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 17 1
7 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 8  
8 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 11  
9 5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 9  
10 32 Sweden Torsten Palm Hesketh-Ford 78 Out of Fuel 21  
11 26 Australia Alan Jones Hesketh-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 19  
12 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 2  
13 14 United Kingdom Bob Evans BRM 78 + 2 Laps 23  
14 20 United Kingdom Damien Magee Williams-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 22  
15 6 Belgium Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 18  
16 18 United Kingdom John Watson Surtees-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 10  
17 30 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 74 + 6 Laps 25  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 53 Spun off 7  
Ret 21 South Africa Ian Scheckter Williams-Ford 49 Tyre 20  
Ret 22 Australia Vern Schuppan Hill-Ford 47 Transmission 26  
Ret 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Ford 41 Spun off 6  
Ret 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 38 Engine 3  
Ret 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 36 Transmission 1  
Ret 2 West Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 34 Overheating 14  
Ret 24 United Kingdom James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 21 Brakes 13  
Ret 10 Italy Lella Lombardi March-Ford 10 Fuel system 24  

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results from the first 7 races and the best 6 results from the last 7 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 80. ISBN 0-85429-380-9. 
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 82. 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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