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A mercurial rise, and a fall off the grid

Johnny Servoz-Gavin pulled off the amazing feat of leading his first real F1 race at one of the sport's most challenging venues: Monaco. The French driver had actually sampled the Principality in an F2 car in 1967, but a year later he was called upon by Ken Tyrrell and sponsor Elf to replace an injured Jackie Stewart, and make a proper Grand Prix debut. Johnny put his Matra MS10 on the front row alongside Graham Hill's Lotus, and burst into the lead when the flag dropped, pulling away from his rivals at a frantic pace. Perhaps a bit too frantic as a mishap at the chicane on the fourth lap damaged his drivershaft and sent him into retirement. The highlight of his season came at the end of...
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