Swedish Formula 3 Championship Race

Kinnekullering, 15 Jun 1975

1 Conny Ljungfeldt March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28 Rotel Racing Team
15 13m 25.0s
2 Conny Andersson March 753 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Rotel Racing Team
15 13m 28.1s
3 Claes Sigurdsson Brabham BT41 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 Dalsy Konfektion AB
15 13m 40.9s
4 Anders Olofsson GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
15 13m 41.2s
5 Håkan Alriksson GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
15 13m 41.4s
6 Jan Ridell GRD 372 [010-F3] - BMW M10 Billgren
#6 (see note 1)
15 13m 52.8s
7 Erkki Salminen Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#5 Vätterleden Racing
15 14m 02.0s
8 Ulf Svensson Brabham BT41 [14S] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
15 14m 02.5s
9 Curt Norrman Brabham BT35 [34] - Ford twin cam
15 14m 21.1s
10 Bonde Hallenmark Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam
UNK Lars "Lasse" Karlsson Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam
#16 Kanapebageriet Malmö (see note 2)

UNK Lars-Åke Olsson Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26 (see note 3)

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

UNK Ingvar Carlsson GRD 375 [102-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#35 Hans Wängstre Racing

UNK Nils-Åke Carlborg Brabham BT28 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#36 Aneby Hus Racing Team

UNK Kjell Karlsson Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#37 HEMI

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

1 Håkan Alriksson (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay 53.3s
2 Conny Ljungfeldt (F3) 2-litre March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 53.5s
3 Anders Olofsson (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 53.6s
4 Conny Andersson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [11] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 53.9s
5 Claes Sigurdsson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 54.6s
6 Jan Ridell (F3) 2-litre GRD 372 [010-F3] - BMW M10 Billgren 54.9s
7 Ulf Svensson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [14S] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 55.3s
8 Erkki Salminen (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay 55.9s
9 Curt Norrman (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT35 [34] - Ford twin cam 56.2s

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 372 [010-F3] (Jan Ridell): Raced by Canadian David McConnell in the 1972 Tasman series, using 2-litre Hart BDA engines. McConnell had a new B72 on order, and his plan was to sell the prototype to Jacques Couture. When that fell through, 010 was converted to F3 and sold to Mo Harness. Harness had won the 1971 Formula Ford Johnsons Wax Euro Trophy but turned down the test drive that had been offered as a prize with Ken Tyrrell and an F2 March. After a brief relationship with GRD, he then used an old BT28 F3 car in the first half of 1972 before acquiring sponsorship from Revolution Wheels and returning to GRD mid-season. Harness raced the GRD in British Formula 3 using Leabro engines. He then sold it to Jac Nellemann for Swedish F3 in 1973. In 1974, the car went to Jan Ridell, who raced it in Swedish 3, now using 2-litre Vegantune engines. Retained by Ridell for 1975, when he used Billgren BMW engines. Retained again by Ridell for 1976. To Dick Berg for Swedish F3 in 1977 and 1978, again with the Billgren BMW engines. Next seen in 1980, when it was raced by Mats Karlsson, now using Vegantune twin cams. Retained by Karlsson for 1981.
  2. 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.
  3. Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] (Lars-Åke Olsson): New to Håkan Dahlqvist for British and European F3 in 1973, and described as a "Mk 22". Dahlqvist won the Swedish F3 title in this car. Retained by Dahlqvist for Swedish F3 in 1974, when it was also driven at one race by Matts Nygren. To Lars-Åke Olsson for Swedish F3 in 1975. To Thomas Gunnarsson for Swedish F3 in 1976. To Thorbjörn Bäck for Swedish F3 in 1977. Subsequent history unknown, but in about 1987 or 1988, Richard Parkin located the car in Sweden and brought it back to England. He sold it to Anthony Taylor about a year later, and Taylor restored it to Formula B specification, using it briefly in HSCC historic racing. Taylor's understanding was that it was Dahlqvist's Swedish F3 championship winning car. The car was later sold via Chris Alford about 1994 or 1995. Richard Taylor, Anthony's son, recalls that it might have gone to Canada.


Note that 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' published results.

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