1984 Italian Grand Prix

Yet another McLaren win

Monza, September 9th IT happened at Imola in the spring and now it has happened at Monza in the autumn. Definitely a bad season for the fans of Ferrari. I refer to the awful showing of the Scuderia Ferrari on their home ground and once again to the “deafening silence” of the Italian crowds this time at the Italian Grand Prix.

Even before practice began there was not much hope, for the last fete Grand l’rix races have seen the Maranello cars hopelessly outclassed by McLaren, Brabham, Renault and Lotus. There was much internal strife at the Ferrari factory and Mr Ferrari was forced to have a press conference for the Italian troubleinakers to confirm his faith in his engineers, led by Mauro Forghicri and Harvey Postlethwaite and his drivers Rend Arnoux and Michele Alboreto, and to more or less tell the outside world to mind their own business. He, more than anyone, knew they had their backs to the wall in the face of German, French and Japanese engine expertise, though the V6 Ferrari engine was not yet an obsolete number as far as sheer power was concerned.

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Circuit - Monza

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Italy

Location

Monza, Lombardy

Type

Permanent road course

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3.6039 (Miles)

Record

Damon Hill (Williams FW15C-Renault), 1m23.575, 155.239 mph, F1, 1993

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