Villeneuve dutifully follows Ferrari team mate Scheckter to the flag at Monza, above, as Laffite chases hard before his Ligier ran out of rear brakes and blew its engine. Prepared to win: The vast stock of Michelins for a mere four cars, left. Humorous interlude for the two happiest teams in the game, Williams and Renault, right, as Arnoux presents Regazzoni with a 40th birthday present recalling the pair’s contretemps at Zandvoort. The wheelchair carries a pair of Renault F1 wheels at the rear (one with a dash of yellow paint) and a Williams front wing. Arnoux is holding the missing front wheel, with a note saying “Found in the sand at Zandvoort”. Regazzoni nipped past Jabouille into the chicane, below left. Lauda heads Jarier, Pironi and Watson after pulling his finger out, below centre. Brambilla made a welcome return after exactly a year and went well in the old flat-12 Alfa Romeo 177/001, top right. Arnoux leads the two Ferraris early in the race, right. Giacomelli ran the brand-new, V12 Alfa Romeo 179/001, bottom right.