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Monza fever

05. Feb 2021 
by Ziv Knoll
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Ludovico Scarfiotti became the first Italian in 15 years to win the Italian Grand Prix when he drove his Ferrari to a track record speed of 220.2 km/h average at the 1966 event held at Monza (picture above and under). As of the end of the 2020 Formula One season, Scarfiotti is also the last Italian to win it.

Scarfiotti, driving a Ferrari 312 in his only Grand Prix victory, led home his British team mate Mike Parkes by five seconds, to score a fantastic one-two for the Scuderia Ferrari on home soil. Parkes only just defeated New Zealander Denny Hulme in his Brabham BT20, the pair separated by less than half a second!

Jack Brabham was crowned 1966 World Champion that day, despite being stopped by a fuel leak. His third crown, and the unique achievement of becoming world champion in a car of his own make.

 

Source: DR

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