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Circuito Permante de Jerez
Built in 1986 to host the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix, the circuit's remote location never allowed significant spectator turnout. Despite some great racing, including a race won by Ayrton Senna by 14 thousandths of a second, a horrible accident during qualifying for the 1990 race dropped Jerez from the calendar.
However, in 1994 Jerez instituted safety changes throughout the circuit, including a new chicane at the Senna curve. As a result, Jerez hosted the European Grand Prix in 1994 and in 1997 (the memorable race featuring the coming together of Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve).
Formula One history
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