Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari 126CK heads the queue of cars battling for the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama. He is persued by Jacques Laffite’s Talbot-Matra JS17, John Watson’s McLaren MP4, Carlos Reutemann’s Williams FW07C and Elio de Angelis’s Lotus 87. Below, Britain’s Nigel Mansell recovered well from a slow start to bring his Lotus 87 home sixth.
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John Watson drove his best race of the year to bring the McLaren MP4 home third, the new car’s best result so far. Left, Chilean Eliseo Salazar finished his first race with the Ensign 180B, albeit some laps behind the winner. Below, trouble brewing for Mario Andretti as Nelson Piquet’s Brabham BT49C closes in on the Alfa Romeo 179C. A couple of laps later Piquet collided with Andretti, although both cars continued.