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As the race unfolded, we had a variety of leaders - poleman Rubens Barrichello lost the lead into the first corner to David Coulthard, who was then caught and passed by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Kimi then had to fend off Juan Pablo Montoya, but the Columbian then fell back into the clutches of Coulthard and the other Ferrari of Michael Schumacher.
Ayrton Senna had set the F1 world on fire since 1984, and by the time he came to race at home in 1991 - his seventh try - he was a double world champion and well on his way to being regarded as one of the greats. But, savouring a race victory at Interlagos was something missing off his already impressive list of achievements.
The last race to be held on the Jacarepagua circuit in Rio was to prove an exciting one as the 1989 season began in earnest. The changes in drivers around the front running teams meant there was an air of excitement, amplified by the fact that Ayrton Senna was now a World Champion...
The first race of the 1986 season, highly regarded as one of the best seasons the sport has ever seen, started at the Jacarepaguá circuit in Rio de Janiero, and the local crowd wasn't disappointed by their home heroes.
The first of our features on classic Brazilian Grand Prix starts, appropriately, at the very beginning. After a trial non-championship race in 1972, it wasn't until the following season did the tyres hit the Sao Paulo in championship anger.