Why F1's closest finish record is so tough to beat - 1971 Italian GP

An average speed of over 150mph, 25 lead changes and a photo finish. The 1971 Italian Grand Prix at Monza was one of the most remarkable races in Formula 1 history.

In the latest of Autosport’s “Short View Back to the Past” series, Chief Editor Kevin Turner looks at F1’s fastest record-breaker.

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If you’d like to know more about the 1971 Italian GP: Race of My Life - Peter Gethin

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