1974 Swedish Grand Prix
The race was totally dominated by the two Tyrrell-Cosworth 007s of Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler. Depailler took pole position, however Scheckter beat him by 0.380 sec in the race, to score his first Grand Prix win.
After Monaco, there were some new faces. Brian Redman retired from Formula One, to be replaced by Bertil Roos whilst Reine Wisell took over at March from Hans-Joachim Stuck and Leo Kinnunen made his début.
The two Tyrrells of Depailler and Scheckter sewed up the front row and dominated the race. Ronnie Peterson retired on lap 8 with driveshaft failure, shortly to be followed by Clay Regazzoni with gearbox problems. Niki Lauda and James Hunt had a superb duel for 20 laps before Hunt got past on lap 66 and began slicing into the Tyrrells' lead at 2 seconds a lap. In the end,Scheckter held on to take his first race win by 0.38s and Hesketh gained a superb podium - their first Formula One points. Graham Hill gained his first championship point since 1972 whilst Tom Belsø drove magnificently to 8th place.
- Vern Schuppan (Ensign-Ford), first reserve, started illegally from 26th place on the grid and completed the race before he was disqualified.
- This race marked the first victory by a South African driver in a World Championship race.
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-15.
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