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1978 Spanish GP
1977 Swedish GP

1978 Swedish GP

1978 French GP
 IX  Sveriges Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSaturday 17 June 1978
Start time14:00
EventSwedish GP
CircuitAnderstorp
Event FormatRace of 70 laps
Race9 of 17
Championship race305
Circuit
Laps70
Circuit Perimeter4031 m
Race Distance4031 × 70 = 282.170 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers24
Finishers15
Championship Debutants
Brabham BT46B (Car Model),    Anderstorp (4031 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 7 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Beta Team Surtees - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Brabham - 25th Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Ford - 100th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Michelin - 25th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Parmalat Racing Team - 1st Win (Entrant)
Rupert Keegan - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Tissot Ensign - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Wolf - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 21st Fastest LapsArturo Merzario (4)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (339),
2. Most 3rd Fastest LapsFerrari (26),
3. Most 19th Fastest LapsLotus (11),
4. Most Race EntriesLotus (796),
5. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (48),
6. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (46)

Championships
1 Mario Andretti 36 
same
2 Ronnie Peterson 30 
same
3 Niki Lauda 25 
up
4 Patrick Depailler 23 
down
5 Carlos Reutemann 22 
down
6 Jacques Laffite 10 
same
7 John Watson 9 
same
8 Riccardo Patrese 8 
up
9 Emerson Fittipaldi 7 
same
10 Jody Scheckter 7 
down
11 Didier Pironi 5 
down
12 Patrick Tambay 4 
up
 James Hunt 4 
down
14 Clay Regazzoni 4 
same
15 Alan Jones 3 
down
16 Gilles Villeneuve 3 
down
1 Lotus / Ford 49 
same
2 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 31 
up
3 Tyrrell / Ford 25 
down
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 22 
down
5 Ligier / Matra 10 
same
6 Arrows / Ford 8 
up
7 Fittipaldi / Ford 7 
same
8 Wolf / Ford 7 
down
9 McLaren / Ford 7 
down
10 Shadow / Ford 4 
same
11 Williams / Ford 3 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 5Car 1
EntrantParmalat Racing TeamJohn Player Team LotusParmalat Racing Team
DriverNiki LaudaMario AndrettiNiki Lauda
CarBrabham BT46BLotus 79Brabham BT46B
EngineAlfa Romeo 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12
Time1:41'00.6061'22.0581'24.836
Speed167.609 km/h176.846 km/h171.055 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led