1977 Swedish Grand Prix

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Sweden  1977 Swedish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
Scandinavian Raceway.svg
Date 19 June 1977
Location Scandinavian Raceway, Anderstorp
Course
4.025 km (2.501 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 289.8 km (180.1 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford
Time 1:25.404
Fastest lap
Driver United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford
Time 1:27.607
Podium
First France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra
Second Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford
Third Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari

The 1977 Swedish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Scandinavian Raceway on 19 June 1977.

Report[edit]

The Swedish race was full of anticipation after Gunnar Nilsson's win last time out, but once again in qualifying, it was his teammate Mario Andretti leading the way from John Watson, with James Hunt heading the second row. At the start, again it was Watson who led into the first corner followed by Jody Scheckter, but soon Andretti passed both of them and opened up a lead. Watson and Scheckter battled for second until they collided, with Scheckter having to retire and Watson pitting for repairs. Hunt took second but he began to drop back and was passed by a charging Jacques Laffite, and then by his team-mate Jochen Mass. Andretti however, was dominant until he had to pit due to a fuel metering problem with two laps left, handing the lead to Laffite who went on to take his first ever win ahead of Mass and Reutemann.

Laffite's victory in his Gitanes sponsored Ligier-Matra was the first time that a French car with a French engine, backed by a French company, and driven by a French driver had won a Grand Prix.[citation needed]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 72 1:46:56.4 8 9
2 2 Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 72 + 8.449 secs 9 6
3 12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 72 + 14.369 secs 12 4
4 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 72 + 16.308 secs 6 3
5 7 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 72 + 18.735 secs 2 2
6 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 72 + 25.277 secs 1 1
7 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford 72 + 31.266 secs 14  
8 34 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford 72 + 1:04.567 17  
9 16 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Shadow-Ford 72 + 1:22.479 16  
10 8 Germany Hans Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo 71 + 1 Lap 5  
11 30 United States Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 71 + 1 Lap 22  
12 1 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 71 + 1 Lap 3  
13 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford 71 + 1 Lap 24  
14 31 United Kingdom David Purley LEC-Ford 70 + 2 laps 19  
15 27 Belgium Patrick Nève March-Ford 69 + 3 Laps 20  
16 25 Austria Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford 68 + 4 laps 23  
17 17 Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford 67 + 5 Laps 11  
18 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 66 + 6 laps 18  
19 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 64 Wheel Bearing 7  
Ret 10 South Africa Ian Scheckter March-Ford 61 Transmission 21  
Ret 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 52 Fuel Pressure 13  
Ret 11 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari 47 Handling 15  
Ret 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 29 Accident 4  
Ret 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford 7 Ignition 10  
DNQ 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro March-Ford        
DNQ 36 Spain Emilio de Villota McLaren-Ford        
DNQ 18 Australia Larry Perkins Surtees-Ford        
DNQ 33 Netherlands Boy Hayje March-Ford        
DNQ 39 Mexico Hector Rebaque Hesketh-Ford        
DNQ 35 Sweden Conny Andersson BRM        
DNQ 32 Finland Mikko Kozarowitzky March-Ford        

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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