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Helmet of Gunnar Nilsson

Flag of Sweden Gunnar Nilsson

nationality Swedish hometown Helsingborg place of death Hammersmith, London

Racing highlights

19752ndMCD/Southern Organs British Formula Atlantic Championship
19751stBARC BP Super Visco F3 Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered66
Wins12
Podiums19
Pole positions10
Fastest laps6
Race win percentage18.2%
Podium percentage28.8%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1978Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing16 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1976Racing18 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing24 races11 wins15 podiums9 pole position5 fastest race laps
1974Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1973Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Gunnar Nilsson

1978 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
10th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1977 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
8th20John Player Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 78 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1977 European Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th40BMW-Alpina
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL

1976 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
10th11John Player Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 77 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1976 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
8th0John Player Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 77 (Ford Cosworth DFV)

1976 Formula 1 Graham Hill International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0John Player Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 77 (Ford Cosworth DFV)

1976 DRM (German Racing Championship)

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 2002

1976 European Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th30Luigi Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL

1975 Formula 3 Sweden

PositionPointsTeam
5th9
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 753 (Toyota)

1975 BARC BP Super Visco F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st74March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
165945
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 753 (Toyota 2T-G)

1975 MCD/Southern Organs British Formula Atlantic Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd36
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4443?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B29 (Ford BDA Swindon)

1975 John Player Britsh Formula Alantic Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th30Ted Moore
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B29 (Ford BDA Hart)

1975 Formula 3 Italy

PositionPointsTeam
0March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 753 (Toyota 2T-G)

1975 Formula 3 Britain - Brands Hatch Polydor Records Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
5th0March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 753 (Toyota 2T-G)

1974 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0Brian Lewis Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 732 (BMW)

1974 Deutsche Formel 3 Polifac Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
8th3700Reine Wisell Racing Canon
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 743 (Toyota)

1974 Formula 3 Britain BARC Forward Trust

PositionPointsTeam
0Reine Wisell Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 743 (Toyota)

1974 Formula 3 Britain Lombard North Central

PositionPointsTeam
0Rene Wisell Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 743 (Toyota)

1973 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
13th6Team Pierre Robert
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
GRD 273 (Ford BDA)

1973 Formula Super Vee Europe

PositionPointsTeam
5th59
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola
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