So close, yet…
Monza, Italian Grand Prix 1969.
As usual on the famous Autodromo it was all about slipstreaming. This race was notable in that less than 0.2 sec separated the top 4 drivers on the finish line.
Bruce McLaren (picture below, leading Stewart’s Matra) finished 4th in his McLaren, just 0.19s from the winner, Jackie Stewart (Matra-Ford).
So close… yet so far from victory for the New Zealander who was not even on the podium. Race results:
- Jackie Stewart, Matra-Ford.
- Jochen Rindt, Lotus-Ford, +0.08s
- Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Matra-Ford +0.17s
- Bruce McLaren, Mclaren-Ford +0.19s