In , the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes was scheduled to take place, but a terrible accident at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that killed more than 80 people resulted in regulations governing spectator safety, and the scheduled Spanish Grand Prix like many others was cancelled that year and for the subsequent 2 years also owing to more problems with money to hold the race , and the pedestrian-lined street track at Pedralbes was then never used again for motor racing.
The race was won by Stewart, he won again the next year after holding off 3 more powerful cylinder engined cars. Austrian Niki Lauda won his first of 25 races in The event was marked by tragedy.
There were a number of protests, and the drivers refused to race. The organizers panicked, and they threatened to lock the cars inside the stadium where they stayed while not being raced.
The drivers and teams relented; but double-winner Emerson Fittipaldi retired in protest after a single lap. On the 26th lap of the race, Rolf Stommelen 's car crashed when the rear wing broke off, killing four spectators.
The race was stopped on the 29th lap and won by Jochen Mass , though only half the points were awarded. The race saw Briton James Hunt take advantage of Lauda's broken ribs in a tractor accident; he was then disqualified after his McLaren was found to be 1.
McLaren appealed the decision, and it was successful; Hunt's points were restored. As a result, none of the factory teams Ferrari, Renault and Alfa Romeo showed up for the event and only the independent constructors belonging to FOCA competed.
The race was won by Alan Jones in a Williams. An attempt to revive the Spanish Grand Prix on a street circuit in the southwestern resort town of Furengirola for did not work out; but in , the Mayor of Jerez commissioned a new racing circuit in his town to promote tourism and sherries.
The track, the Circuito Permanente de Jerez , located near Seville in southern Spain was finished in time for the championship, which saw a furious battle between Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell , with the two cars finishing side by side.
Senna won by 0. During the practice, Martin Donnelly 's Lotus was destroyed in a high-speed crash, and the Briton was ejected from the car. He was severely injured, but survived; he never raced in Formula One again.
Jerez's remote location did not help build large crowds for the race, combined with Donnelly's appalling crash into Armco barriers close to the track did nothing to help Jerez's reputation; although the circuit was popular with the F1 fraternity.
Ferrari finished first and second in the race, with Prost finishing ahead of Mansell. Work on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was underway in Barcelona thanks to the support of the Spanish government, and in , the event moved to this new track, where it has remained since.
The event was advertised as the Grand Prix of the Olympic Games. Since that race the race has been held in early season, usually in late April or early May.
The Williams team dominated the first outings there, taking all victories until Michael Schumacher has won a total of six times, including his victory in heavy rain, which was his first for Ferrari.
Mika Häkkinen took three victories and was on road for fourth in before his car failed on the last lap. Since the race has been well attended thanks to success of Fernando Alonso.
Alonso finished second in and before taking victory from pole in Alonso also finished third in , with two further second places in and , where he finished behind the Williams of Spanish speaking Pastor Maldonado , who won from pole; this was the first win and pole in a Grand Prix for a Venezuelan driver and Williams's first win since the Brazilian Grand Prix and the team's first Spanish Grand Prix win and pole since Three of the 17 races at this track between and have not been won from pole.
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