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Swedish Formula 3 Championship Race

Mantorp Park, 11 May 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Conny Ljungfeldt March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#28 Rotel Racing Team
16 29m 27.3s
2 Håkan Alriksson GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay
#3
16 29m 32.6s
3 Lars-Åke Olsson Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#26
16 29m 39.8s
4 Jan Ridell GRD 372 [010-F3] - BMW M10 Billgren
#6 Autosport
16 29m 51.6s
5 Erkki Salminen Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#4 Vätterleden Racing
16 29m 57.8s
6 Christer Friberg GRD 375 [102-F3] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
#29 Hans Wängstre Racing
15
7 Curt Norrman Brabham BT35 [34] - Ford twin cam
#10
15
8 Rolf Johansson Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam
#36 (see note 1)
15
9 Anders Hermansson Brabham BT41 [20] - Ford twin cam
#23
14
10 Bonde Hallenmark Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam
#30
11
UNK Thorbjörn Carlsson Brabham BT38C [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#27 (see note 2)

DNSC Bengt Arvelid GRD 373 [047-F3] - Ford twin cam
#35 Hans Wängstre Racing
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Lars "Lasse" Karlsson Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam
#16 AB Kanapébageriet Malmö (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam
#34 Autoplast Racing (see note 4)
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Conny Ljungfeldt (F3) 2-litre March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 32.0s
2 Erkki Salminen (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 34.0s
3 Håkan Alriksson (F3) 2-litre GRD 373 [049-F3] - Ford ohc Holbay 1m 34.1s
4 Lars-Åke Olsson (F3) 2-litre Merlyn Mk 22 [440/F3/73] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 34.9s
5 Jan Ridell (F3) 2-litre GRD 372 [010-F3] - BMW M10 Billgren 1m 35.1s
6 Curt Norrman (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT35 [34] - Ford twin cam 1m 36.9s
7 Rolf Johansson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam 1m 39.7s
8 Thorbjörn Carlsson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT38C [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1m 41.1s
9 Anders Hermansson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [20] - Ford twin cam 1m 42.9s
10 Bonde Hallenmark (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam 1m 48.6s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT38C [18] (Thorbjörn Carlsson): New to Allan McCully and raced as part of the Australian International Racing Organisation (AIRO) in British F3 and some European events in 1972. Badly damaged on its debut at Silverstone in April but presumably repaired and the car driven by McCully at Monaco in mid-May. Then raced by Bill McGovern at Brands Hatch two weeks later, and crashed again, after which AIRO split up and McCully flew back to New Zealand. Irishman Damien Magee took over the drive, now entered by Tiran Auto Centre, and finished second at Brands Hatch and third at Thruxton in August. The "ex-Magee" car was advertised with Novamotor engine from a Tunbridge Wells number in January 1973. This would presumably be the "ex Magee" BT38C of Leif Spalding in Swedish F3 in 1973. Then with Thorbjörn Carlsson in 1975 and 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT41 [14] (Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd): New to Ulf Svensson in 1973.

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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