The Portuguese Grand Prix returns to the Method 1 calendar this yr for the primary time since 1996. The race has witnessed many fantastic drives through the years, however maybe none as spectacular because the 1985 occasion, when Ayrton Senna took his very first Method 1 victory.
The Brazilian was in simply his second season of F1, and his first with the Lotus workforce. He had gone near taking his maiden F1 win in his first yr in fact, with that incredible drive within the moist in Monaco when he completed second to Alain Prost.
And fittingly for such an excellent moist climate driver, Senna’s first win got here in torrential situations at Estoril in simply his second race for Lotus.
With drivers like Prost, Nigel Mansell and Keke Rosberg sliding all around the trecherous floor because the rain thundered down, Senna drove like a veteran, calmly steering his automobile across the monitor to take the chequered flag, for his first of 41 wins.
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