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1985 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

1985 Italian GPThe 1985 Formula One Italian Grand Prix held at Monza on September 8, 1985.

The previous week had seen the tragic and untimely death of Stefan Bellof at Spa in a 1000km sportscar race and there is a brief tribute at the start from Ken Tyrell who was running Stefan this year.

It’s interesting to see the cars sliding around so much during the first couple of laps, particularly through “curva grande” and the “lesmos” and notice how the circuit has changed during the last 20 years. I’d completely forgotten the first chicane was a left/right and the “lesmos” look great with the turbo cars going through.

Alan Jones - Beatrice HartListen out for Mansell’s very sick Williams Honda early on and notice Stefan Johansson thumbing a lift back to the pits with Elio de Angelis just after the finish. Alan Jones also makes a brief appearance in the Beatrice Lola Hart after been tempted out of retirement.

The full video is 27 minutes with commentary from Murray Walker and James Hunt.

For full race stats visit Wikipedia or Forix.

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