|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|FIA Grade||2[N 1]|
|Opened||16 June 1968|
|Former names||Scandinavian Raceway|
STCC (1997-2000, 2005-2007, 2015-present)
Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia
Swedish Grand Prix (1973-1978)
Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix (1971-1977, 1981-1990)
FIA WTCC Race of Sweden (2007)
World SBK (1991, 1993)
FIM EWC (1993)
Sidecar World Championship (1981-1990, 1993, 1997)
FIA GT (2002-2003)
ETCC (1985-1987, 2002-2003)
SMP F4 Championship (2016)
|Grand Prix Circuit (1998-present)|
|Length||4.025 km (2.501 miles)|
|Race lap record||1:21.525 ( Marijn van Kalmthout, Benetton B197, 2009, Formula One)|
|Grand Prix Circuit (1978-1997)|
|Length||4.031 km (2.505 miles)|
|Race lap record||1:24.836 ( Niki Lauda, Brabham BT46B, 1978, Formula One)|
|Grand Prix Circuit (1975-1977)|
|Length||4.018 km (2.497 miles)|
|Race lap record||1:27.607 ( Mario Andretti, Lotus 78, 1977, Formula One)|
|Original Grand Prix Circuit (1968-1974)|
|Length||4.025 km (2.501 miles)|
|Race lap record||1:26.146 ( Denny Hulme, McLaren M23, 1973, Formula One)|
Anderstorp Raceway, previously known as Scandinavian Raceway, is a 4.025 km (2.501 mi) motorsport race track in Anderstorp (Gislaved Municipality), Sweden and the sole Nordic host of a Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, when the Swedish Grand Prix was held for six years between 1973 and 1978.
The track was built on marshlands in 1968 and became an extremely popular venue in the 1970s, just as Swede Ronnie Peterson was at the height of his career. It has a long straight (called Flight Straight, which was also used as a 980 m (1,070 yd) aircraft runway (ICAO: ESMP)), as well as several banked corners, making car setup an engineering compromise. Unusually, the pit lane is located halfway round the lap.
The raceway hosted six Formula One Swedish Grand Prix events in the 1970s. When Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson died during the 1978 Formula One season, public support for the event dried up and the Swedish Grand Prix came to an end. The circuit is also noteworthy because it was the site of the first and only win of two unconventional F1 cars: the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 car in 1976 and the infamous Brabham 'fan car' in 1978.
Anderstorp also hosted the Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix in 1971-1977 and 1981-1990, the European Touring Car Championship in 1985-1987, the Superbike World Championship in 1991 and 1993, and the FIA GT Championship in 2002 and 2003.
In 1993 circuit alongside FIM organized 24-hour motorcycle race. Just one week ahead of the race, "an appeal was lodged against the permit for the competition", due to noise concerns. Although the race got permition to start with just one day left to start the event, "media had trumpeted that the competition was canceled. At the ferry berths in Skåne, passport staff turned visitors from Denmark and the continent". During the race itself heavy storm began falling over the site of the circuit and although racing continued, no audience showed up, and the circuit after the event declared bankruptcy.
The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) returned to Anderstorp in 2007, replacing the Istanbul Park in Turkey on the WTCC calendar. For the 2008 season however, it was replaced by the Imola Circuit.
The circuit has been modified at least 4 times in its history. The chicane in Norra corner has been added sometime in 1975 before the 1975 Swedish Grand Prix. The chicane has been re-aligned and tightened in time for the 1976 Swedish Grand Prix. It had been modified again before the final Formula One Grand Prix run on the circuit (1978 Swedish Grand Prix), with modifications to the penultimate Norra corner[N 2] and slight re-orientation of the following straight, which resulted in the length increase from 4.018 km to 4.031 km. It remained in that configuration through the 1980s until sometime between 1997 and 1998 it was modified again and slightly shortened to its present-day length of 4.025 km.
The official fastest race lap records at the Anderstorp Raceway are listed as:
|Grand Prix Circuit: 4.025 km (1998-present)|
|Formula One||1:21.525||Marijn van Kalmthout||Benetton B197-Judd V10||2009 EuroBOSS Super Prix|
|WSC||1:24.920||Emmanuel Collard||Ferrari 333 SP||1998 Anderstorp International Sports Racing Series round|
|International Formula Master||1:26.094||Kasper Andersen||Tatuus N.T07||2007 Anderstorp Formula Master round|
|Formula Renault 3.5||1:26.489||José María López||Tatuus FRV6||2003 Anderstorp Formula Renault V6 Eurocup round|
|GT1 (GTS)||1:31.424||Walter Lechner||Saleen S7-R||2003 FIA GT Anderstorp 500km|
|Formula 4||1:31.449||Richard Verschoor||Tatuus F4-T014||2016 Anderstorp SMP F4 round|
|Formula Renault 2.0||1:31.679||Daniel Roos||Tatuus FR2000||2009 Anderstorp Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden round|
|GT3||1:32.902||Fredrik Lestrup||BMW Z4 GT3||2012 Anderstorp Swedish GT round|
|N-GT||1:34.081||Andrea Bertolini||Ferrari 360 Modena GT||2003 FIA GT Anderstorp 500km|
|STCC||1:34.274||Johan Kristoffersson||Seat Leon STCC||2016 Anderstorp STCC round|
|Super Touring||1:37.061||Tommy Rustad||Nissan Primera GT||1999 1st Anderstorp STCC round|
|TCR Touring Car||1:38.247||Robert Dahlgren||CUPRA Leon Competición TCR||2021 Anderstorp STCC round|
|GT4||1:38.459||Emil Skärås||Toyota GR Supra GT4||2022 Anderstorp GT4 Scandinavia round|
|Super 2000||1:39.945||Nicola Larini||Alfa Romeo 156 GTA Super 2000||2003 Anderstorp ETCC round|
|Grand Prix Circuit: 4.031 km (1978-1997)|
|Formula One||1:24.836||Niki Lauda||Brabham BT46B||1978 Swedish Grand Prix|
|GT1||1:30.344||Jean-Marc Gounon||Ferrari F40 LM||1996 BPR 4 Hours of Anderstorp|
|500cc||1:31.107||Wayne Rainey||Yamaha YZR500||1990 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|World SBK||1:33.480||Carl Fogarty||Ducati 888 SBK||1993 Anderstorp World SBK round|
|250cc||1:34.833||John Kocinski||Yamaha TZ 250||1990 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|Super Touring||1:40.113||Mattias Ekström||Volvo 850 GLT||1997 Anderstorp STCC round|
|125cc||1:41.909||Stefan Prein||Honda RS125R||1990 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|Group A||1:44.564||Tom Walkinshaw||Rover Vitesse||1986 Anderstorp ETCC round|
|Grand Prix Circuit: 4.018 km (1975-1977)|
|Formula One||1:27.607||Mario Andretti||Lotus 78||1977 Swedish Grand Prix|
|Formula Three||1:36.314||Conny Ljungfeldt||March 743||1975 Anderstorp European F3 round|
|500cc||1:39.802||Barry Sheene||Suzuki RG 500||1977 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|350cc||1:42.281||Kork Ballington||Yamaha TZ 350||1977 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|250cc||1:46.285||Mick Grant||Kawasaki KR250||1977 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|125cc||1:49.263||Pier Paolo Bianchi||Morbidelli 125||1976 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|50cc||1:58.444||Ángel Nieto||Bultaco TSS 50||1976 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix|
|Original Grand Prix Circuit: 4.025 km (1968-1974)|
|Formula One||1:26.146||Denny Hulme||McLaren M23||1973 Swedish Grand Prix|
|Formula 5000||1:31.900||Peter Gethin||McLaren M10B||1970 Anderstorp F5000 round|
^[N 2] Contrary to common depiction of the 1978 modification as having a chicane introduced to the Norra corner, there was no chicane ever used: the corner was made slower by decreasing its radius and making it a sharper bend instead of a sweeping curve it was before.
El difícil circuito de Anderstorp conoce este año una serie de cambios que pueden hacerlo más seguro pero también más difícil. La tradicional curva de la recta de salida ha sido modificada para convertirla en un ángulo recto de 90°... que puede tener importancia decisiva para la resolución de la carrera. Así mismo, nuevas barreras han mejorado las condiciones de seguridad del G.P. de Suecia de tal manera que ha recibido ya este circuito su homologación hasta 1981 por parte de la Federación Internacional.