VIDEO: The tightest definition in F1 history at Monza
The 1971 Italian Grand Prix went down in history as the closest race. Watch the video.
he is coming Italian Grand Prix of Formula 1 and in the previous one we re-ran one of the historical races who had the highest category.
The strictest definition
In the edition of 1971, Peter Gethin made history by winning the race with the closest finish. On board your GRE P160the British rider took advantage of a modified gear ratio to get out of the Parabolica better and reached the finish line with only 1 hundredth in front of the March Ford of Ronnie Peterson. Also, there were only 9 hundredths to the third which was Francois Cevert with a Tyrrell and 18 on third, Mike Hailwood.
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The average speed of the 1971 F1 Italian GP was 243 km/h. A year later, the circuit implemented changes such as adding chicanes to limit high speeds and reduce the high risk the old Monza layout presented.