When I found this footage in the APArchive I couldn’t help re-living the titanic 1964 Italian GP at Monza, for this was the race when John Surtees and Lorenzo Bandini finished one-three for Ferrari. Coming off wins in Germany and Austria, Ferrari were under massive pressure to complete the hat-trick in Italy – and they didn’t disappoint. Surtees endlessly swapped the lead with Brabham’s Dan Gurney but it was Bruce McLaren (Cooper) who eventually finished second after Gurney struck engine trouble late in the race. Bandini won a ferocious battle for P3 with BRM’s Richie Ginther, crossing the line only a few inches ahead. This video is an excerpt from my weekly live show, The Racer’s Edge, which airs every Thursday at 18:00 UK, but please enjoy it as a stand-alone.
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