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Honda brings its race winning RA300 to Monza

Honda will give its iconic RA300 a few demo laps at Monza next Sunday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Honda’s Italian Grand Prix victory with the car.

The Honda RA300 actually enjoyed  a stunning debut in 1967, with John Surtees winning at Monza in the car's first-ever world championship race.

Surtees, who passed away in March of this year, started from ninth but took the lead from Jim Clark's Lotus and Jack Brabham's Brabham on the final lap.

The RA300 remains the only F1 car ever to take its single victory in its very first Grand Prix, and on the only lap it would ever lead.

It would have been a real treat to have Big John at Monza next weekend to drive it.