Fredrik Ekblom

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Ekblom in 2011.

Fredrik Ekblom (born 6 October 1970) is a Swedish race car driver from Kumla.

Career[edit]

He made 13 Indy Lights starts in 1992 and 1993. He then made three starts in CART for three different teams and was entered in the 1994 and 1995 Indianapolis 500 races, but after passing rookie orientation in 1994, he never appeared for practice either year. In 1997 and 1998 he drove in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Courage Compétition and in 1999 for Nismo. Around that time he began racing in the Swedish Touring Car Championship where he was the series champion in 1998 in a BMW and 2003 in an Audi. He continued to drive in the series for Audi in 2006, and returned to a BMW in 2007 for West Coast Racing where he became champion for a record third time. He competed in some rounds of the 2007 World Touring Car Championship for BMW Team UK to help Andy Priaulx with his title campaign. For the 2009 STCC season he moved to the E.ON Biogas Racing Team, driving a Volkswagen Scirocco which runs on bio-gas.[1]

Racing record[edit]

American Open Wheel[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1994 McCormack Australia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
DET
15
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
NHM
Canada
VAN
United States
ROA
United States
NZR
United States
LS
39th 0
1995 Foyt United States
MIA
Australia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
NZR
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
ROA
Canada
TOR
United States
CLE
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
NHM
Canada
VAN
United States
LS
19
42nd 0
1996 Walker United States
MIA
Brazil
RIO
Australia
SRF
United States
LBH
United States
NZR
United States
500
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
LS
40th 0

Complete WTCC results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Position Points
2007 BMW Team UK BMW 320si CUR Brazil ZAN Netherlands VAL Spain PAU France BRN Czech Republic POR Portugal AND Sweden OSC Germany BRA United Kingdom MON Italy MAC Macau 20th 1
12 14 11 12 16 9*

* Colin Turkington finished in 8th place but was ineligible for points, giving one point to Ekblom for 9th place finish.

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jan Nilsson
Swedish Touring Car Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Mattias Ekstrom
Preceded by
Roberto Colciago
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Richard Göransson
Preceded by
Thed Bjork
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Richard Göransson