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The 1974 Swedish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Scandinavian Raceway 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.

Sweden  1974 Swedish Grand Prix
Race details
Scandinavian Raceway
Scandinavian Raceway
Date 9 June 1974
Location Anderstorp, Sweden
Course Permanent Racing Facility
Course length 4.018[1] km (2.497 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 321.440[1] km (199.734 mi)
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

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.

Contents

Race summaryEdit

After Monaco, there were some new faces. 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 marking the first time a Finn started a Formula One Grand Prix.

The two Tyrrells of Depailler and Scheckter sewed up the front row and dominated the race. Ronnie Peterson retired on lap eight with 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

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]

NotesEdit

  • Last points: Graham Hill
  • Vern Schuppan (Ensign-Ford), first reserve, started illegally from 26th place on the grid and completed the race before he was disqualified.
  • This race marked the first victory by a South African driver in a World Championship race.
  • Only race for Bertil Roos.
  • Tom Belsø crashed his car in practice and with no spare car, Richard Robarts did not start and let the Danish driver have his car

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 Jan 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 


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