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Torsten Palm (born July 23, 1947 in Kristinehamn[1]) is a former racing driver from Sweden.

Torsten Palm
Born (1947-07-23) 23 July 1947 (age 72)
Kristinehamn, Sweden
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySweden Swedish
Active years1975
Teamsnon-works Hesketh
Entries2 (1 start)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1975 Monaco Grand Prix
Last entry1975 Swedish Grand Prix

Racing careerEdit

The younger brother of famous rally co-driver Gunnar Palm, Torsten competed as a co-driver as well. In 1967 he came second in the Swedish Rally with Simo Lampinen.

Palm competed internationally in formula racing and rallies. He made his debut in Formula 3 in 1969 and came second to Ronnie Peterson in the Swedish Championship that year, before winning the Championship in 1970 and 1971. During the European Formula 2 Championship in 1973 he set the record on the raceway in Karlskoga, Sweden, in front of 40,000 spectators. Palm finished third in his Surtees, with Peterson in fifth place. Nobody beat the record before the circuit was rebuilt in the end of the decade. Sponsored by Polar Caravans he made his Formula 1 debut in a Hesketh in 1975. In Monaco he failed to qualify to the race. In Anderstorp, Sweden, he qualified for the race and finished 10th.

From 1993-2003 he ran a car dealership, Torsten Palm Bil AB, which was the representative for Ferrari for three years.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WDC Points
1975 Polar Caravans Hesketh 308 Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP MON
DNQ
BEL SWE
10
NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA NC 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ronnie Peterson
Swedish Formula Three Champion
1970-1971
Succeeded by
Conny Andersson