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Old December 6 2011, 09:51 AM   #138
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Re: Sports video memories

Formula One's famous 1971 Italian Grand Prix, regarded as the fastest race in F1 history (until 2003) and which boasted the closest finish in F1 history, the top 5 cars finishing within 0.61 seconds of each other.

The winner was Britain's Peter Gethin, stealing victory right at the end having never lead during the race. This would be his only F1 championship Grand Prix victory (although he did win a couple of non-WDC races), and the only time he would reach the podium in his short F1 career.

He died yesterday, aged 71.
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