Jean-Pierre Beltoise leads the pack in his #17 BRM P160B in Monaco, 1972, gaining his only Grand Prix win and the last victory for BRM. For this specific race, the pits and start was on the harbour side.
On this day in 1971, a legendary Italian Grand Prix was held. Slipstreaming reigned supreme around Monza with tenths of seconds separating the leaders every lap with no one dominating the race. It ended with the BRM of Peter Gethin beating Ronnie Peterson’s March by 0.01 seconds. The average race speed of 242.615 km/h (150.754 mph) was a record that held for 32 years.