Slim used to be a musician and he knew the members of ABBA. And they jumped on the F1 wagon and sponsored Slim.
He quickly managed to get a seat in the ATS F1 car, replacing Dutch driver Jan Lammers. Slim drove 8 Grand Prix races in 1981 showing the ABBA logo.
In 1982 he drove for Tyrrell, this time not sponsored by ABBA anymore. After four races he was 'released from his contract'. Reason: his lack of financial resources.
These pictures of the ABBA formula 1 car were taken by me at the Zandvoort race track during the weekend of the 1981 Dutch Grand Prix on August 29 and August 30 1981.
Hover over the thumbnail pictures if you want to see the normal-sized pictures.
Dutch Grand Prix 1981 statistiscs:
Car (as in pictures): ATS HGS/02
Start position Borgudd: Position 23, lap time 1.21.760
Pole Position: Alain Prost, lap time 1.18.176
Race result Borgudd: 10th (68 laps)
Winner: Alain Prost (72 laps)