In Competition: What A Great Prize on snow and ice? It was made and… it was crazy

Make a Grand Prix in Sweden in Winter, they said. It will be fun, they said. You’ll see how the weather is good, they said… That is what they must have thought in 1933, the organizers of this race as it marked the old school is played over a circuit of nearly 50 miles in length. Everything was normal, beautiful views of a lake, cars, racing… Until the snow and ice made an appearance. Does anyone imagine the current Formula 1 facing Spa or the Nürburgring covered in the white element?

participants contesting the test near the lake of Rämen completed a lap in more than a half hour, and despite conditions more typical of the Rally of Sweden, it is said that the Swedish Winter Grand Prix was able to gather more than 100,000 spectators. After eight laps, the local, Per-Viktor Widengren got the victory with four minutes of advantage on the second.

The show was meant to see that kind of cars Grand Prix with the tires of nails skidding on a surface so slippery. Let us remember that, for example, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza used by the winner was already able to achieve the 230 km/h top speed thanks to its engine of 2.6 litres, and all this without a helmet, arcs of safety or Hans.