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A Monza mad dash showdown between Stewart and Rindt

©CahierArchive On this day in 1969, Jackie Stewart out-dragged Jochen Rindt to win the Italian Grand Prix at Monza by a cool 0.08s after a thrilling finish. Amidst an electric atmosphere, an exciting slip-streaming battle involving up to eight cars formed in the latter part of the race. The lead changed no less than fourteen times in the 68-lap race as Stewart, Rindt, Hulme, Courage, Hill, McLaren, Beltoise and Siffert dared and defied each other. With just four laps to go, a final slipstream shootout pitted Stewart's Matra against Rindt, Beltoise and McLaren. In the shot above - snapped by the way by a 16-year-old Paul-Henri Cahier - Stewart is seen glancing over and checking out his...
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