Karlskoga 1475

Karlskoga

The oldest permanent circuit in Sweden, Karlskoga was Ronnie Peterson's home circuit.

Country
Sweden
Location
Karlskoga, Varmland
Co-ordinates
59.383478, 14.513640
Latest Race
First Race

The oldest permanent circuit in Sweden, Karlskoga was Ronnie Peterson's home circuit. Built on land adjacent to a quarry, it is a flat succession of straights and hairpins that provides good viewing. It held a non-championship Formula 1 race for three years during the early 1960s and was twice included on the European Formula 2 calendar a decade later. The 1970 Kanonloppet was marred by an accident in which five spectators were killed, forcing the circuit to close for two years.

Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.491 (Miles)

Change

Trossen Curve bypassed

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.572 (Miles)

Change

New pits built, circuit unchanged

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.572 (Miles)

Change

Velodron Bend bypassed

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.864 (Miles)

Change

Circuit extended to Velodron Bend and Trossen Curve

Fastest Race Lap

Patrick Depailler (March 742-BMW), 1m12.1, 93.071 mph, F2, 1974

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Patrick Depailler (March 742-BMW), 1m11.2, 94.248 mph, F2, 1974

Type

Permanent road course

Length

0.994 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit

Latest Races

3,181

Championships

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15,740

Results

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16,174

Drivers

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9,500

Teams

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866

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