Olle Nygren

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Olle Nygren
Olle Nygren.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Sweden
Date of birth (1929-11-11) 11 November 1929 (age 84)
Place of birth    Stockholm, Sweden
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Vargarna (SWE)
Monarkerna (SWE)
Harringay Racers
Bristol Bulldogs
Southampton Saints
Swindon Robins
Norwich Stars
Wimbledon Dons
West Ham Hammers
Ipswich Witches
Coventry Bees
King's Lynn Stars
1948-1953, 1962-1963, 1967-1979
1954-1959
1951
1953
1960
1962
1962-1964
1965-1968
1969-1971
1972-1974
1975
1976
Individual honours
Nordic Champion
Swedish Champion
1960
1949
Team honours
World Team Cup

World Pairs Champion
British League KO Cup winner
1960, 1962, 1963, 1964,
1967, 1970
1968
1968
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1962
Teams privateer Lotus
Races 1 (non-championship)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1962 Kanonloppet
Last race 1962 Kanonloppet

Harald-Olof Ingemar (Olle) Nygren (born 11 November 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden)[1] is a former international speedway rider who reached the finals of the Speedway World Championship five times.[2] Nygren was Swedish Champion in 1949 and became Nordic Champion in 1960. After retirement, Nygren set up a successful speedway training school.

World Final appearances[edit]

Formula One[edit]

In 1962, Nygren took part in a minor Formula One race, the Kanonloppet, at the Karlskoga Circuit at Karlskoga in his home country of Sweden. He drove a Lotus 18 loaned to him by American driver Jay Chamberlain. Nygren qualified tenth of the ten starters, and had to retire after just six laps with a gearbox failure.[4]

Non-Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1962 Ecurie Excelsior Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 CAP BRX LOM LAV GLV PAU AIN INT NAP MAL CLP RMS SOL KAN
Ret
MED DAN OUL MEX RAN NAT

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Ipswich: Studio Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ Belton, Brian (2003). Hammerin' Round. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2438-6
  3. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  4. ^ Thompson, John (1974). The Formula One Record Book. London: Leslie Frewin Publishing. ISBN 0-85632-097-8. pp.106-107