1974 Swedish Grand Prix
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.
|Date||9 June 1974|
|Course||Permanent Racing Facility|
|Course length||4.018 km (2.497 mi)|
|Distance||80 laps, 321.440 km (199.734 mi)|
|Time||1:27.262 on lap 72|
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.
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.
|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|
|11||28||John Watson||Brabham-Ford||77||+ 3 laps||14|
|DSQ||22||Vern Schuppan||Ensign-Ford||77||Started illegally||26|
|Ret||7||Carlos Reutemann||Brabham-Ford||30||Oil leak||10|
|Ret||33||Mike Hailwood||McLaren-Ford||5||Fuel leak||11|
|DNS||20||Richard Robarts||Iso-Marlboro-Ford||Car raced by Belsø|
|DNS||20||Arturo Merzario||Iso-Marlboro-Ford||Driver injured|
- 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.
- "The Swedish Grand Prix". Motorsport: 689–691. July 1974. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 33. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
- Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 35. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
- "1974 Swedish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 Jan 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
1974 Monaco Grand Prix
|FIA Formula One World Championship
1974 Dutch Grand Prix
1973 Swedish Grand Prix
|Swedish Grand Prix||Next race:
1975 Swedish Grand Prix