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Top 5 Closest Finishes in Formula 1

Kredy
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 17:01 IST

#4 Elio de Angelis wins by 0.05 seconds - 1982 Austrian Grand Prix

Grand Prix of Spain

Elio de Angelis' first Formula 1 win is easily the most memorable race of his career. Driving the Lotus-Ford, the Italian had a mediocre qualifying session that saw him start the race way off the polesitter Nelson Piquet.

The Brazilian and the race-favourite Alain Prost had early retirements due to mechanical and electrical failures, which left the door wide open to Angelis and Rosberg, both chasing their first Grand Prix win.

The Italian calmly held off the Finn and took the checkered flag just 0.05 seconds ahead of Keke Rosberg's Williams. This disappointment did not matter in the end as Rosberg went on to win the 1982 world championship.

Video: Battle between Elio de Angelis and Keke Rosberg


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