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Swedish Formula 3 Championship Race

Mantorp Park, 15 Sep 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gunnar Nordström GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#14 Västkuststugan
20 30m 39.8s
160.1 mph
2 Gunnar Nilsson March 743 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16 Västkuststugan
20 30m 40.0s
3 Conny Andersson March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Ge-Kås Kläder
20 30m 44.3s
4 Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#4 Västkuststugan (see note 1)
20 30m 44.6s
5 Håkan Alriksson GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#6
20 30m 55.7s
6 Claes Sigurdsson Brabham BT41 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#18 Dalsy Konfektion AB

7 Erkki Salminen Brabham BT41 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Vätterleden Racing

8 Jan Ridell GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#8 Autosport

9 Leif Engström (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [43] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#2 Dalarna Racing Team (see note 2)

10 Ronny Wallin Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#11 Dalsy Konfektion AB

11 Mats Byström Merlyn Mk 21 [328/F3/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay

12 Rolf Johansson Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#21 (see note 3)

13 Lars "Lasse" Karlsson Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#20 Kanapébageriet Malmö (see note 4)

14 Anders Hermansson Brabham BT41 [20] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22

15 Curt Normann Brabham BT35 [34] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#15

R Ronny Hansson March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#5 H-Fönsret Sweden
Accident
UNK Lars Svensson Brabham BT35 [20] - Ford twin cam
#10 Skrea Motell/J. Persson Racing

UNK Bo Hagberg Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam
#9 Dalarna Racing Team

UNK Håkan Dahlqvist (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 Karlssons Klister Racing

UNK Egert Haglund Brabham BT28 [33] - Ford twin cam
#23

DNA John-Erik Johansson GRD 373 [047-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#3 Hans Wängstre
Did not arrive
DNA Curt-Rune Johansson Brabham BT35 [30] - Ford twin cam
#12
Did not arrive
DNA Nils-Åke Carlborg Brabham BT28 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#17 Aneby Hus Racing Team
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gunnar Nilsson (F3) 2-litre March 743 [20] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 30.8s
2 Conny Andersson (F3) 2-litre March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 30.9s
3 Gunnar Nordström (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 31.1s
4 Ulf Svensson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 31.2s
5 Håkan Alriksson (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay 1m 32.0s
6 Ronny Hansson (F3) 2-litre March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 33.3s
7 Claes Sigurdsson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 33.4s
8 Erkki Salminen (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 34.0s
9 Jan Ridell (F3) 2-litre GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 34.6s
10 Curt Normann (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT35 [34] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 36.0s
11 Lars Svensson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT35 [20] - Ford twin cam 1m 36.6s
12 Bo Hagberg (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam 1m 36.7s
13 Leif Engström (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [43] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 37.0s
14 Ronny Wallin (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 37.0s
15 Håkan Dahlqvist (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 38.3s
16 Rolf Johansson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1m 38.7s
17 Egert Haglund (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT28 [33] - Ford twin cam 1m 38.7s
18 Anders Hermansson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [20] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 40.7s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT41 [14] (Ulf Svensson): New to Ulf Svensson in 1973.
  2. Brabham BT28 [43] (Leif Engström): A new car for Gustaf Dieden which first appeared at Karlskoga in August 1970 and raced in Scandinavian F3. Then hired by Torsten Palm, who had previously raced a BT28 for Picko Troberg's Mennen Racing Team, and used as a private entry in the Torneio Brasileiro de Formula 3. Retained by Palm in 1000cc form for the start of the 1971 Swedish F3 series as his new 1600cc BT35 was not yet ready. To Leif Engström 1972-1975 then Mats Peterson Paninder 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT38C [21] (Rolf Johansson): New to Conny Andersson and raced in European F3 in 1972 using Novamotor engines. Retained at the start of 1973, until Andersson's new March 733 arrived. To Mats Byström, and raced in Swedish F3 in 1973. To Rolf Johansson, and raced by him in Swedish F3 in 1974 and 1975.
  4. Brabham BT38C [14] (Lars "Lasse" Karlsson): New to Ulf Svensson for European F3 in 1972, using Holbay engines and sponsored by Team Mum for Men. According to Magnus Haggstam, this car went to Lasse Karlsson for 1973 and raced by him in F3 until at least 1975. Then to Kaal Wirgin in 1976, and raced by him Swedish Formula 3 Championship races in 1977 and 1978, before he acquired a newer Argo. The car was next seen in 2000, when it was acquired by Carsten Frimodt (Denmark). It was restored to F2 specification with an 1860cc engine and was raced by Frimodt in Sweden in 2006 and 2007. Frimodt sold it to another Dane who sold it to Dr Sami Hamid (Vienna, Austria) in 2010. It was restored for him by Marcel Biehl of Biehl Racing (Moenchengladbach, Germany) to proper F3 specification. It was sold to John Albiston (Elgin, Scotland) in 2018, who modified it to Formula Atlantic specification and used to win the Scottish Historic Hillclimb and Sprint Championship in 2019 and 2020.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

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