Maurice Hamilton over on Grandprix.com has a nice article on Peter............http://www.grandprix...ter-gethin.html
"With the absence of either sophisticated photography or timing on the finishing line, Gethin knew there would be nothing in it. Working on the assumption that human nature would make the final decision, Gethin thrust his right arm in the air to help the officials make up their mind. He was declared the winner by 0.01 seconds at an average of 151.634 mph.
That would be the remarkable high point of a F1 career that lasted for one more full season. But, that night at Monza, he was The Man.
I visited Peter at his driving school at Goodwood 15 years later to recall that race. The laughter lines on his expressive face were evident as he recounted the story of what happened afterwards.
BRM was run by Louis Stanley, a pompous man with an overbearing nature. Having celebrated victory in a Milan restaurant, Stanley's chauffeur-driven limousine picked up a puncture on the journey back to Villa d'Este, the lavish hotel by Lake Como in the mountains to the north. Gethin found himself to be the only person present capable of changing a wheel. So there was the winner of the Italian Grand Prix on his hands and knees, in the gutter, in the dark, with Stanley towering over him and chortling: "Ho, ho, ho, who would have believed it....the winner at Monza...ho, ho, ho...".
Gethin received the princely sum of £800 for his day's work at the race track. Times may have changed but, by any standard, that was an insulting amount for a massive victory by a little guy with enormous spirit. "