• Short Summary

    Sweden's Ronnie Peterson, driving a four-day-old car, survived early mishaps to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday (26 May) -- and staked his claim as a leading challenger for this year's world championship.

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    Sweden's Ronnie Peterson, driving a four-day-old car, survived early mishaps to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday (26 May) -- and staked his claim as a leading challenger for this year's world championship.

    The cortuous round-the-houses circuit claimed its first victims in the opening lap. No less than seven of the 25 starters were involved in pile-ups shortly after the start and were forced to withdraw. The race continued to exact a heavy toll, and only nine of the starters were there at the finish.

    Peterson nearly joined the list of victims when his Lotus was involved in a spin during the first lap. He was at the wheel of a four-year-old car because of problems with the latest lotus, with its electronic clutch and two brake pedals.

    He took over the lead in the 33rd lap and held it till the end. Second was South African Jody Scheckter in a Tyrrell Ford and third Jean-Pierre Jarier of France in an UOP Shadow.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QX9BF5D415RCF1D93S1ZHOFX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QX9BF5D415RCF1D93S1ZHOFX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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