The closest finish

30. Jun 2019 
by Ziv Knoll

Monza 1971.

This race featured the closest finish in Formula One history. Peter Gethin (BRM) beat Ronnie Peterson (March) by 0.01 seconds on the finish line.

It was the only Grand Prix victory in Gethin’s career.

The top five were covered by just 0.61 sec, with François Cevert (Tyrrell) finishing third, Mike Hailwood (Surtees) fourth and Howden Ganley (BRM) fifth.

It was at the time the fastest race ever, with an average speed of 242.615 km/h (150.754 mph).

Source: DR

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