Race Report: Knutstorp, 27 April 1975

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An excellent entry of 34 cars arrived at Knutstorp for the first round on the Swedish F3 Championship of which the fastest 22 would start the race. The runners included the works March of Gunnar Nilsson who was missing the clashing BP round at Silverstone for contractual reasons.

It began to rain heavily as the cars formed up on the grid and everyone quickly fitted their wets. Nilsson made a lightning start and was a huge 3 seconds up on second man Conny Andersson at the end of lap 1, Nilsson then proceeded to extend his lead by a second a lap to take a comfortable win by nearly 20 seconds from Andersson. Ulf Svensson challenged Andersson hard in his Brabham BT41 with Anders Olofsson in fourth in his GRD until the latter spun. Conny Ljungfeldt moved then moved up to third in his ex-Andersson March 743 and began to challenge the former owner but in the end Ljungfeldt settled for third.



Race Report: Knutstorp, 27 April 1975

Race Heat 1

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 20:09.40

2 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 20:09.50

3 Luigi Fontanesi

Tecno-Ford 20:13.10

4 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 20:23.40

Race Heat 2

1 Giovanni Lo Voi

Brabham-Ford BT28 15:05.00

2 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 15:05.00

3 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 15:21.00

4 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 15:34.10

5 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28

Race Final

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 30:44.30 144.318

2 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28 30:44.34

3 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 30:45.10

4 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 30:55.40

5 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00

6 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 31:11.50

7 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 31:59.60

8 Giovanni Lo Voi

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00