Anderstorp (Scandinavia Raceway)

Anderstorp / Scandinavia Raceway
Sweden
Circuit 1978
Circuit 1973-1977
Location:6 km east of Gislaved
Latitude/longitude:57°15'49.87" N, 13°36'9.77" E
Track Length:4031 m
Laps:70
Total Distance:282.170 km
First Grand Prix:1978
Last Grand Prix:1978
Grand Prix:1
Years:1978
Address:Scandinavia Raceway
Box 180
S-334 24 Anderstorp
Internet:www.arc.nu

Anderstorp circuit located 5 miles east of Gislaved city was designed by Sven Asberg. It was open for races in 1968. At first it was called Scandinavian Raceway, but then "English" name was changed to "Swedish" Anderstorp - same as the name of a little nearby town.
Anderstorp track has three relatively long straights: "start - finish", straight between turns Opel and Hansen, and also so-called Flight Straight. Straights are connected by hairpins Opel and Startkurvan and also by 90-and-above degree turns (for example famous Karusell turn reaches 180 degrees). During 1978 races, in attempt to control speed increases on the track, a chicane was placed on the Norrakurvan turn. However introduction of "Wing-cars" (designed by Colin Chapman) and "Fan-cars" Brabham BT46B (that has special fan sucking air from underneath the car) during the same season made chicane construction useless. Nowadays Anderstorp track is used for sports cars competitions.


First Winner
  
1978 - Niki Lauda (Brabham BT46B/Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 B12) 1:41'00.606 hrs. 167.609 kmh.
 
Pole Position
  
1978 - Mario Andretti (Lotus 79/Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8) 1'22.058 min. 176.846 kmh.
 
Fastest Lap
  
1978 - Niki Lauda (Brabham BT46B/Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 B12) 1'24.836 min. 171.055 kmh.
 
Last Winner
  
1978 - Niki Lauda (Brabham BT46B/Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 B12) 1:41'00.606 hrs. 167.609 kmh.

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