Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Scene of another F1 championship decider in 1997 between Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve, the Red Baron tried to pull another stunt like he did with Damon Hill in 1994. This time it was he who had to retire and Monsieur Villeneuve won the championship. Check out this cartoon, penned one week prior to the race

Not a circuit with any significant historic motor racing roots, the track however is located in the famous sherry-producing region of southern Spain. It opened in 1985 but due to the remote location affecting spectator turnout, the 4.4km circuit lost the rights to host F1 to Barcelona. MotoGP, however, remains a stalwart of the circuit.

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By Phil Clark

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