Peter Gethin

Peter Gethin was a British F1 driver who raced in the Formula 1 World Championship between 1970 and 1974. He made his Grand Prix debut for McLaren at the 1970 Dutch Grand Prix following the tragic death of the team’s founder, Bruce McLaren. It was with BRM at Monza in 1971, however, that he scored the undeniable highlight of his career – winning F1’s ultimate slipstream classic, the 1971 Italian Grand Prix, by beating Ronnie Peterson, François Cévert and others in a thrilling dash to the finish line. Gethin died after a long illness in December 2011 at the age of 71.