Half a century
By the time you read this, it will be 50 years since the final scenes of Grand Prix were being shot at Monza — in the movie, the old banked circuit was used, even though Formula 1 had dispensed with the historic banking after the 1960 Italian GP.
“Strange when you think about it — the way things were going, it looked like I was going to be involved in the Warner Brothers movie, but that got canned, [and] I ended up becoming very involved in Chris told me. Indeed, the main man, James Garner, who plays Pete Aron and ends the movie winning the world championship at Monza, wears an Amon replica helmet in the film — with one subtle difference.
The Amon helmet has the blue ‘curving stripe’ on the left side, with red on the right, whereas Aron has it the other way