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Dordogne resident Helen sent in husband David’s shots of International F3000 races at Pau. Today, both still attend Historique meetings at the picturesque street track. 1990 marked the Pau GP’s 50th anniversary. Mark Blundell struggled

in ’88, qualifying 19th and retiring early in the race.

{3} Rubens Barrichello was third on his Pau debut in ’92. By ’93 he was racing for Jordan in Fl. {4} Cosy corner for French marshals. The shortest

bit of Armco ever? Damon Hill in action in 1990. {6} Jean Alesi won ’89 race and that year’s title. {7} Martin Donnelly qualified fourth in ’89, behind team-mate Alesi, but crashed on lap 15.

Mike Thackwell, in a one-off return with the works RaIt team in ’88, was seventh. {9} Mauricio Gugelmin drove for works Ralf Honda team in ’87. MI Emanuele Naspetti survived a clash with Andrea Montermini to win in ’92. {11} Thomas Danielsson was third in ’89 to reclaim series lead. {12} Only 22 starters were allowed at Pau — Giovanna Amati’s GA Motorsport Lola failed to qualify in

’88. {13} Champion Roberto Moreno, leading Alesi, took first of four wins in ’88 at Pau. {14} Eddie Irvine drove for Eddie Jordan’s squad in 1990.