1974 Swedish Grand Prix

The 1974 Swedish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Scandinavian Raceway in Anderstorp on 9 June 1974. It was race 7 of 15 in both the 1974 World Championship of Drivers and the 1974 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

1974 Swedish Grand Prix
Scandinavian Raceway
Scandinavian Raceway
Race details
Date 9 June 1974
Location Anderstorp, Sweden
Course Permanent Racing Facility
Course length 4.018[1] km (2.497 miles)
Distance 80 laps, 321.440[1] km (199.734 miles)
Pole position
Driver Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:24.758[2]
Fastest lap
Driver France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:27.262[3] on lap 72
Podium
First Tyrrell-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third Hesketh-Ford
Lap leaders

The race was 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 summaryEdit

After Monaco, there were some new faces in the paddock. Brian Redman retired from Formula One, to be replaced by Bertil Roos whilst Reine Wisell took over at March from Hans-Joachim Stuck, Richard Robarts replaced Arturo Merzario after the Italian was unwell, and Leo Kinnunen made his début. Running with open helmet, as he was accustomed to do when rallying, this marked the last time that a driver did so in Formula One, and the first time a Finn had started a Formula One Grand Prix. Vern Schuppan, the first reserve of Ensign-Ford, started illegally from 26th place on the grid and completed the race before he was disqualified. Tom Belsø crashed his car in practice and with no spare car, Richard Robarts let the Danish driver have his car and did not start himself.

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

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap Grid
1 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 1:24.758 1
2 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 1:25.076 + 0.380 2
3 12   Niki Lauda Ferrari 1:25.161 + 0.403 3
4 11   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:25.276 + 0.518 4
5 1   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 1:25.390 + 0.632 5
6 24   James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 1:25.556 + 0.798 6
7 2   Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 1:25.650 + 0.892 7
8 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 1:25.725 + 0.967 8
9 5   Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 1:25.938 + 1.180 9
10 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 1:25.962 + 1.204 10
11 33   Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 1:26.040 + 1.282 11
12 6   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:26.480 + 1.722 12
13 14   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 1:26.813 + 2.055 13
14 28   John Watson Brabham-Ford 1:27.100 + 2.342 14
15 26   Graham Hill Lola-Ford 1:27.173 + 2.415 15
16 9   Reine Wisell March-Ford 1:27.382 + 2.624 16
17 10   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 1:27.390 + 2.632 17
18 27   Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 1:27.407 + 2.649 18
19 15   Henri Pescarolo BRM 1:27.503 + 2.745 19
20 8   Rikky von Opel Brabham-Ford 1:27.690 + 2.932 20
21 21   Tom Belsø Iso-Marlboro-Ford 1:27.889 + 3.131 21
22 19   Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 1:28.119 + 3.361 22
23 16   Bertil Roos Shadow-Ford 1:28.298 + 3.540 23
24 18   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 1:28.574 + 3.816 24
25 20   Richard Robarts Iso-Marlboro-Ford 1:28.930 + 4.172 DNS
26 23   Leo Kinnunen Surtees-Ford 1:29.387 + 4.629 25
DNQ 22   Vern Schuppan Ensign-Ford 1:29.480 + 4.722 261
DNQ 20   Arturo Merzario Iso-Marlboro-Ford 1:53.677 + 28.919 DNS
  • ^1 – Schuppan failed to qualify, but took the start of the race illegally.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 80 1:58:31.391 2 9
2 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 80 + 0.380 1 6
3 24   James Hunt Hesketh-Ford 80 + 3.325 6 4
4 5   Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Ford 80 + 53.507 9 3
5 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 80 + 1:16.403 8 2
6 26   Graham Hill Lola-Ford 79 + 1 lap 15 1
7 27   Guy Edwards Lola-Ford 79 + 1 lap 18  
8 21   Tom Belsø Iso-Marlboro-Ford 79 + 1 lap 21  
9 8   Rikky von Opel Brabham-Ford 79 + 1 lap 20  
10 10   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 78 Engine 17  
11 28   John Watson Brabham-Ford 77 + 3 laps 14  
DSQ 22   Vern Schuppan Ensign-Ford 77 Started illegally 26  
Ret 12   Niki Lauda Ferrari 70 Gearbox 3  
Ret 9   Reine Wisell March-Ford 59 Suspension 16  
Ret 6   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 56 Suspension 12  
Ret 19   Jochen Mass Surtees-Ford 53 Suspension 22  
Ret 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 30 Oil leak 10  
Ret 2   Jacky Ickx Lotus-Ford 27 Engine 7  
Ret 11   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 24 Gearbox 4  
Ret 18   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 15 Handling 24  
Ret 1   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 8 Halfshaft 5  
Ret 23   Leo Kinnunen Surtees-Ford 8 Engine 25  
Ret 33   Mike Hailwood McLaren-Ford 5 Fuel leak 11  
Ret 14   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 3 Engine 13  
Ret 16   Bertil Roos Shadow-Ford 2 Gearbox 23  
Ret 15   Henri Pescarolo BRM 0 Fire 19  
DNS 20   Richard Robarts Iso-Marlboro-Ford   Car raced by Belsø    
DNS 20   Arturo Merzario Iso-Marlboro-Ford   Driver injured    
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Swedish Grand Prix". Motorsport: 689–691. July 1974. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 33. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  3. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 35. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  4. ^ "1974 Swedish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Sweden 1974 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.


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