Anderstorp

Built on a marsh in the expanse of central Sweden, Anderstorp came to prominence in the early 1970s during the Swedish motor racing boom inspired by Ronnie Peterson.

Country
Sweden
Location
Anderstorp, Smaland
Co-ordinates
57.261531, 13.599297
Latest Race
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Built on a marsh in the expanse of central Sweden, Anderstorp came to prominence in the early 1970s during the Swedish motor racing boom inspired by Ronnie Peterson. Ironically, Peterson never won his home Grand Prix, although he came close in the 1973 race before a deflating tyre delayed him in the closing laps. The long backstretch (which is also a runway) and the slightly banked corners made Anderstorp a course requiring set-up compromises and often produced surprising results. The six-wheel Tyrrell and the infamous Brabham “fan-car” scored their only Grand Prix wins here, while Jacques Laffite recorded the first victory for himself and Ligier at Anderstorp in 1977. When both Peterson and his heir apparent, Gunnar Nilsson, died during 1978, the Swedish Grand Prix was lost. The World Touring Championship has been the highest profile series to visit in recent years.

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.505 (Miles)

Change

Pitlane modified

Fastest Race Lap

Marijn van Kalmthout (Benetton B197-Judd), 1m21.525, 110.617 mph, EuroBoss F1, 2009

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.505 (Miles)

Change

Chicane built at the end of the main straight

Fastest Race Lap

Niki Lauda (Brabham BT46B-Alfa Romeo), 1m24.836, 106.299 mph, F1, 1978

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Mario Andretti (Lotus 78-Ford), 1m22.058, 109.898 mph, F1, 1978

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.497 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit (retained for motorcycles until 1977)

Fastest Race Lap

Denny Hulme (McLaren M23-Ford), 1m26.146, 104.349 mph, F1, 1973

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72D-Ford), 1m23.810, 107.257 mph, F1, 1973

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