Parting Shot

September 11, 1977, Monza, Italy

Ronnie Peterson gets his Ford Cosworth-powered Tyrrell P34 sideways at Parabolica, on his way to an eventual  sixth place in a race won by Mario Andretti (Lotus). Peterson never really acclimatised to the P34 – Ken Tyrrell reported that the Swede’s press-on style tended to fry the car’s small front brake discs. He scored only three points finishes during the campaign, the highlight a third place in the Belgian GP at Zolder.