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A new Grand Prix kicks off this weekend. The fifth of the Formula 1 season, the Spanish Grand Prix will begin this Friday, the 8thof May, at the Cir ...

A new Grand Prix kicks off this weekend. The fifth of the Formula 1 season, the Spanish Grand Prix will begin this Friday, the 8th of May, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the municipality of Montmelo in Barcelona. It will begin with the practice sessions and qualifiers on Friday and Saturday, and the main race on Sunday the 10th  

In the week leading up to the race, here are some interesting facts about the race and those who have 

#1 Senna v. Mansell

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L-R Mansell, Senna and Alain Prost

The year: 1986. The racing track at Jerez had just been completed. The inaugural race was set to begin. Two icons raged against their engines fighting for top spot. The latter half of the race was in essence a 3 car battle betwen Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, who was then the reigning World Champion. 

 
 The Briton and the Brazilian drove the end of the race side by side.. until Senna won, beating Mansell by 0.014 seconds; one of the closest ever finishes in Formula 1 history. Nigel Mansell jokingly said the 15 points for the winner should be split 
 
 
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