1967 Italian Grand Prix
- Sunday, September 10, 1967
- Gran Premio d'Italia e Europa
- F1 World Championship
Ferrari, Cooper-Maserati and AAR Eagle had already been going round in private test sessions, the Maranello team trying out a brand new car and the other two trying out new drivers. Invariably everyone does their best to get new cars ready for Monza, for it is such a fine opportunity to find out if the car will go without too many side issues coming in, for Monza calls for speed and stamina from the engine and not too much skill from the driver, though lapping at over 140mph is by no means easy, even if the car is fast; it is not like Nurburgring where a brilliant driver can make up for a slow car.
Enzo Ferrari entered only one car, which seemed unbelievable, in his own Grand Prix, but he firmly maintains that Italy has no more “professional” drivers since the death of Bandini, so Amon was the sole supporter of the Maranello fortunes. They made sure he had the best possible equipment for a brand new car was ready for him, with his Nurburgring car, 0005, as a spare.
“Scarfiotti, was no longer in a Ferrari as ‘Zio Enzo’ had decided that Scarfiotti was a good hill-climb driver, but not a ‘professional Grand Prix driver’”
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Francois Cevert (Matra-Simca MS670), 1m21.9, 157.055 mph, Sports Cars, 1973
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