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Remembering the man who conquered F1's most thrilling win

©TheCahierArchive Peter Gethin, the man who secured perhaps the most thrilling win ever witnessed in Grand Prix racing, passed away on this day in 2011. Gethin raced for three full seasons in Formula 1 between 1970 and 1972, but the Briton's big moment came with the Yardley-BRM team at the 1971 Italian Grand Prix., a race engraved in the sport's history books as the closest finish of all time. It took place after a monster slipstream battle around Monza's Royal Park, where five drivers were still in contention for victory as they came out of the Parabolica for the final time. In the closing stages of the race, five drivers were left up front - March's Ronnie Peterson, Tyrrell's Francois...
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