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Schumacher stuck in fifth gear and Mansell v Senna: Seven memorable Spanish Grand Prix moments

Since the race moved to Barcelona in 1991 the event has often been processional and dull, but these were rare bright sparks

The European section of the Formula One season starts on Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

The race has been based at the Circuit de Catalunya since 1991 with Jerez, Jarama, Montjuic and Pedralbes all previously playing host.

The event in Catalonia is currently one of the most established grands prix on the calender, with only Monaco, Britain, Hungary and Italy having longer streaks.

Yet the race is not exactly loved. The layout of the 4.5km circuit is not usually conducive to close racing, plus the teams test heavily there in the winter so car set-up is rarely a problem.

Only six times has the driver who started on pole position not won the race and the event has usually often been a procession.

But the Spanish Grand Prix has still had some fun moments, so ahead of the 2019 race, we decided to take a look at the highlights from Barcelona.

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Updated: May 8, 2019 02:25 PM

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