In just two hours, one of these men will be the new world champion.
The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is the final race of the film.
Our four drivers, Aron, Sarti, Stoddard, and Barlini, are all seperated by just a couple of points. So whichever of them wins the race, will also be crowned the F1 World Champion
With the Italian Grand Prix at the Monza Autodrome they're using a combination of the banked oval high-speed track and the road circuit.
The whole thing comes to six and a quarter miles just over half of this length being the road circuit with its fast corners and long straights.
By itself, it's one of the fastest circuits in the world.
And combined with the oval track, it should give some phenomenal speeds.
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is located near the city of Monza, north of Milan, in Italy. Built in 1922, it is the world's third purpose built motor racing circuit after those of Brooklands and Indianapolis. The circuit's biggest event is the Formula One Italian Grand Prix, and with the exception of 1980, the race has been hosted there since the very start of F1.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Size 4.35 x 2.41m, 14.28 x 7.92ft
Length: 6.213 miles, 10.00 km
Built in a woodland setting in the Royal Villa of Monza park, the site has three tracks – the 5.793 kilometre (3.600 mi) Grand Prix track, the 2.405 kilometre (1.494 mi) Junior track, and a 4.250 kilometre (2.641 mi) high speed oval track with steep bankings which, has been unused for many decades and is now decaying.
In the film, the Italian Grand Prix actually uses the combined oval and road course, which wasn't used during the actual race that year, and hadn't actually been used since 1961.
Some critics have mentioned this as an inaccuracy in the film, but that seems like a fundamental misunderstanding. Grand Prix was never intended to be a documentary, it is unashamedly a drama.
There's Barlini on his 17th lap. His Ferrari is just a bit too fast, even for Pete Aron's Yamura and Scott Stoddard's BRM.
They're in second and third places.
There's a splendid scrap for fourth place, with Tim Randolph in the second Yamura just ahead of Dan Gurney in the Eagle, and Bob Turner in the other BRM.
As they sweep around the banking Sarti's going to catch up with the three cars fighting for fourth place.
We've just heard there's been an accident. It's Sarti. Sarti's Ferrari has gone clean over the north banking and landed at the side of the track below.
Pete Aron is greeted as the winner of the Italian Grand Prix and this gives him the World Drivers' Championship. A great triumph for this determined American driver and Izo Yamura of Japan, whose cars have challenged and conquered the might of Formula 1 teams, in spite of all the years of experience and development behind them.
But it's a sad end to this dramatic season of battles for the championship.
The tragic, fatal accident to the great Jean-Pierre Sarti has cast a shadow over the race. And everyone who knew him or saw him drive will find it hard to accept that his great skill and tremendous personality is lost to us.
I'm sure the last thing either Pete Aron or Izo Yamura would have wished is for it to end this way.
Pete, do you ever get tired of the driving?
Lately, I sometimes get very tired. You know what I mean?
Results & Standings
|2nd||Scott Stoddard||Jordan BRM||6|
|2nd||Scott Stoddard||Jordan BRM||33|